September 13, 2019
Andrew Yang was hinting that he’d do something big in the days leading up to the debate.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) September 12, 2019
Many people were speculating that he was going to offer people free money.
These people turned out to be on point because that’s exactly what Yang did. When it was his turn to speak at the Democratic debates, he got right to the point.
This is what he said:
In America today, everything revolves around the almighty dollar. Our schools, our hospitals, our media, even our government. It’s why we don’t trust our institutions anymore. We have to get our country working for us again instead of the other way around. We have to see ourselves as the owners and shareholders of this democracy, rather than inputs into a giant machine. When you donate money to a presidential campaign, what happens? The politician spends the money on TV ads and consultants and you hope it works out. It’s time to trust ourselves more than our politicians. That’s why I’m going to do something unprecedented tonight. My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to ten American families, someone watching this at home right now. If you believe that you can solve your own problems better than any politician, go to yang2020.com and tell us how $1,000 a month will help you do just that. This is how we will get our country working for us again, the American people.
I don’t know about you guys, but I won’t say no to an extra $1k a month.
That’s why I went ahead and signed myself up.
…and that’s about as far as I got.
Yang’s little avatar kept jumping up and down and doing burpees while I waited for like 2 minutes, but nothing came up after I entered my name, my email, and a zip code.
I assume that the site no longer works because of the huge number of people who signed up to try and get themselves that mf bag. If this is the case, then Yang’s Freedom Dividend already has its proof of concept.
All-time traffic high on https://t.co/nYWdJYpqVC last night. Must have been something I said.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) September 13, 2019
People just aren’t going to say no to that $1k.
Going forward, it will be interesting to see the demographics of the people who end up getting selected. I wonder if there will be a normal-looking White Millennial couple or not?
If there is, well… that would be nice.
Yang has, unfortunately, openly adopted the anti-White, pro-Globalism talking points that the majority of his party espouses, so he has officially become a trash candidate, like all the rest of them.
But he can still provide proof of concept for the UBI idea.
Maybe, just maybe, a populist with a conservative streak, but who leans left on economic issues can come along in the near future and run on the idea without attacking White people, demanding the borders come down and promising the entire Third World a free lunch.
It would be an undefeatable platform.