Must make universal basic income ‘right of citizenship’ in US: 2020 hopeful Yang
Must make universal basic income ‘right of citizenship’ in US: 2020 hopeful Yang Must make universal basic income ‘right of citizenship’ in US: 2020 hopeful YangI’M Andrew Yang I’m a Serial entrepreneur, I’m not a politician. You may not have heard of him before, but the 44 year-old Tech exec has been running for president since 2017 on one big idea: Universal basic income give it at your teenage son or daughter in the in the eye and say starting at age 18. You will receive $ 1,000 a month from your country, because your country loves you. Your country values you and you are just as American as ever Yang says it’s the best solution to Future job loss from Automation and artificial intelligence and he’s gaining traction thanks to an Eclectic and growing Army of supporters online. This is truly democracy in action. Just this weekend is over 80 campaign donors crossing a DNC threshold for the first debate in June and Andrea Pirlo this morning, welcome to this week, so it if you make it onto that stage. What is going to be your argument for why you are best qualified to take the White House, but we have to solve the problems. I got Donald Trump elected in 2016 and to me the main driver of his victory was that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania Wisconsin to swing states needed to win it’s economic and technological transformation in the history of the country, and we Need to evolve to the next form of our economy and our order for Americans have a passport, and one of your Solutions is universal basic income $ 12,000 to every American adult you and me get $ 12,000 a year from the government years. Where is Universal? Everyone in the states gets between 1 and $ 2,000 a year from oil money, that’s just not a rich to poor transfer and it’s wildly popular in a conservative state. So what we have to do is we have to make a right of citizenship for all Americans and do what they are doing in Alaska, with oil money with technology money for all all for everyone, around billion dollars, more than half the federal government current space, how You going to pay for it. I knew technology, Amazon, Google, Facebook and he was. We have to join every other Advanced economy and have a value-added tax that would fall on the Amazons of the world and because our economy is now so Vast at 20 trillion dollars up 5 trillion to the last 12 years, over 800 billion in New the income Scale, the income scale consume a lot more and you can actually make the vet, so it falls more heavily on luxury goods, the post, a consumer staples, go to where the money is and where the money is in the hands of the Amazons in the Google and Facebook’S of the world for nonviolent drug-related offense, I would pardon the mall on April 20th 2021 and I would high five of them on the way out of jail in our country, and Americans are dying of drug overdoses every hour. So I would decriminalize opioids, but in that particular segment I was referring to marijuana related drug offenses facility also mentioned Facebook and Amazon. They done been winners and Mark Zuckerberg this week and he’s now come out about in your government regulation after working on this. For a few years now that we want a private company to be making that kind of a fundamental decision about what is political speech and how should that be regulated, possibility it’s your platform at your company! Think, broadly, we would say that rules around political advertising is not a company’s job has been plenty rules in the past. This point they’re not updated to the modern. Let me face. I see you nodding your head kind of surprised to see Mark Zuckerberg calling for regulation, but you say that we, we should go even farther and have a department department overseeing social media, that, in addition to the problems in our democracy, because people are getting information through Social media we’re also seeing a huge surge in a depression, anxiety and emotional issues.. If you look, you see that the surgeon, anxiety and depression among teenage girl is coincident with smartphone adoption and social media Miss some of the support you’ve been getting from Members, be alright and white. Supremacist, like Richard Spencer, he was on a podcast. Now we have Andrew Yang who’s who’s conventionally liberal, on a host issues, but who will offer us a thousand bucks a month Trump offer us offers us beat that you don’t Bluster and and no and no dollars for months Andrew Yang comes in and offers us that’s. Why don’t we just get on the Yankee game? Don’T want supporting from white supremacist, but do you understand why they’re drawn to you and Angie? Do you need to do more to separate from them immigrants might myself and that’s antithetical to what I believe, but I do want to stay focused 4 years because of Amazon sucking up 20 billion dollars in Commerce each year and working retail sell the most common job In our economy on the pool in which people have still never heard of me, so as more people hear about me and my message, my vision for a trickle-up economy from people and families and communities up our support will keep on growing on CNN Town Hall. Next Sunday, that’s going to be a great opportunity, thanks for coming this morning. Thank you. George Stephanopoulos ABC News. Youtube channel. If you’d like to get more videos, show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel in get to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts, thanks for watching George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.