Andrew Yang argues why universal income isn’t a ‘handout’


>>THE ONLY THING THAT STANDS IN OUR WAY IS OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM THAT IS BEING UNDERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT TO ABUSE THE POWER OF THE OFFICE. DONALD TRUMP IS THE ONLY PRESIDENT WHO HAS DECIDED NOT TO REPRESENT THE WHOLE COUNTRY. THE PRESIDENT HAS HIS BASE. WE NEED A PRESIDENT WHO WORKS FOR ALL AMERICANS.>>Bill: AS YOU CAN SEE JOE BIDEN IS TEARING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING HIS APPEAL TO MIDDLE CLASS VOTERS AND UNIONS. OTHER CANDIDATES TRYING TO STAND OUT FROM THE FIELD IN THE DEMOCRATIC CROWD. HERE IS ONE. ANDREW YANG, NICE TO SEE YOU IN PERSON MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME. BIDEN DIDN’T GO AFTER YOU OR ANY OF HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGERS.>>HE HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING SKY HIGH NAME RECOGNITION AND BEEN IN THE PUBLIC SPACE A LONG TIME. HE IS FOCUSED ON DONALD TRUMP. WE HAVE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THAT GOT DONALD TRUMP ELECTED IN 2016.>>Bill: I WONDER IF YOU WERE INSULTED BY THE LACK OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN PITTSBURGH, YOU AND THE OTHERS.>>NOT AT ALL. SITTING VICE PRESIDENT FOR EIGHT YEARS. LEADING IN THE POLLS. IF I WERE HIM I WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME THING.>>Bill: YOU WANT TO DO UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME AND GIVE PEOPLE IN IOWA $1,000 A DAY — SORRY, $1,000 A — $12,000 A YEAR I SHOULD SAY. ARE YOU PANDERING TO THE FOLKS IN IOWA TO TRY TO GET THAT ATTENTION?>>WE’VE ALREADY DONE THIS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WHAT’S FUN ABOUT THIS IS THAT WHEN PEOPLE GET $1,000 A MONTH YOU SEE THEY DO POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE THINGS. A FAMILY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS PAYING THEIR DAUGHTER’S TUITION. THE SAME THING WILL HAPPEN IN IOWA. THERE ARE FEARS ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING $1,000 A MONTH.>>Bill: WHAT CHANGES FOR PEOPLE IF YOU DO THAT? BECAUSE SOME WOULD SEE IT AS A SIMPLE HAND-OUT, AS YOU KNOW.>>THERE IS A LOT OF DATA ON THIS. WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH IMPROVES. STRESS GOES DOWN. RELATIONSHIPS IMPROVE. PHYSICAL HEALTH IMPROVES OVER TIME. THEIR TRUST IN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEIR SOCIETY GOES UP. THERE ARE A LOT OF PHENOMENAL EFFECTS AND WE’RE SEEING THIS ON A VERY SMALL SCALE WITH A FAMILY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THAT I’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR SINCE JANUARY 1.>>Bill: INTERESTED TO SEE HOW PEOPLE IN IOWA RESPOND TO IT. HOW DO YOU BEAT THIS ADMINISTRATION WHEN YOU ARE GROWING AT 3.2%. THE GDP NUMBER FOR FIRST QUARTER.>>GDP IS A HIGHLY FLAW EDUCATOR HOW WE’RE DOING. IT IS AT A RECORD HIGH BUT LIFE EXPECTANCY HAS DECLINED BECAUSE OF DRUG OVERDOSE AND SUICIDE. WHAT DO YOU CARE ABOUT? LIFE EXPECTANCY AND GDP NUMBER.>>Bill: I DON’T THINK YOU CAN MAKE THE CASE THAT IT’S PHANTOM. IT MOVES MARKETS. YOU SUPPORT THE GREEN NEW DEAL, CORRECT? MEDICARE FOR ALL. A HEARING ON THAT TODAY IN THE HOUSE WE’RE WAITING FOR. YOU SUPPORT A CARBON TAX, YOU SUPPORT FREE OR DRASTICALLY REDUCED TUITION AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES. WE HAVE A BIG LIST. WHO DO YOU BELIEVE IS THE MOST LIBERAL OR MOST PROGRESSIVE IN THIS FIELD TODAY?>>IT’S A FUN QUESTION. A BIG FIELD. FOR ME THE LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE, IT IS NOT LEFT OR RIGHT IT’S FORWARD. WE HAVE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND KNOW THAT ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS OR SEVERAL OF THE MAIN THINGS DRIVING AMERICANS TO RECORD LEVELS OF STRESS ARE SKY HIGH EDUCATION COSTS AND OUR SKY HIGH HEALTHCARE COSTS, THE LEADING CAUSE OF BANKRUPTCY. THEY HAVE TO COME TOGETHER. CONGRESS PERSON WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT IT SAID THAT THE COST IN OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS ARE OUT OF CONTROL AND WE NEED TO BRING THEM DOWN.>>Bill: I DIDN’T GET A NAME FROM YOU ON THAT QUESTION.>>YOU NOTICED THAT, HUH?>>Bill: ANDREW YANG, $1,000 A MONTH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR




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  1. If you all want to learn more, y'all should watch Andrew Yang's interview with Ben Shapiro. Fleshes out his ideas more thoroughly and brings up some interesting points.

  2. Universal basic income is party of the communist plan to make people afraid of voting in other partys.

    They will tell people that if you vote for others you lose your money.

  3. Wouldn't government giving away money cause inflation, which would cause people to demand even more money from the government?
    It would be a vicious cycle.

  4. Of course he support green deal and carbon TAX. How else would he fund his $1,000.00 a month handout?
    He'll come up with other TAX, once he realizes that there is enough money to go around.

  5. Wow!! What a visionary candidate. Democrats do yourselves a favour. Nominate Andrew Yang and make him your president.

  6. 2016 Hillary=Trump bad vote for me. Trump=I want to bring jobs back, fix the economy, protect our borders. 2020 Democrats all=I want to give free stuff to everyone especially illegal immigrants and open the borders for anyone. Don't worry we can't pay for it you will. Trump and real Americans=Over my dead body.

  7. As A "Conservitive" I Too Support Yang Even Though He Has No Traditional Values And No I Am Not A Bot Nor Was I Paid To Make This Comment.

  8. Yang is so respectful and doesnt spend his air time bashing Trump. While i disagree with many of his proposals, including the 1k a month, his mindset and thinking forward and about the real issues is enough to warrant a vote from me.

  9. He keeps his composure, which is a vast contrast to other presidential candidates in the Democrat party.

  10. This guy is articulate and has charisma, but his idea will not work. It might work for a year – maybe two – but then it will implode and things will be worse. It really does sound good, but this is Venezuela light.

  11. Yang is smart, he understands how the future is quickly changing, he is willing to think outside the boxes of political dogma… he has my vote and I will be too old to qualify for the $1000 a month.

  12. $1,000 a month for everyone. Think hard folks. If you do NOT see Socialism at the end of the tunnel, you are an idiot.

  13. Giving everyone 1k a month is batshit crazy but this dude is at least trying to do politics instead of trying to farm sympathy points like the rest of the democrat candidats so that's a good thing.

  14. Big goals, but he is actually thinking about the welfare of the country and the citizens. People are so quick to cry socialism or handouts, but why not invest in our own country/people? If we can spend money on wars and bailing out bankers, why not spend money on Americans?

  15. If he loses, he definitely should go for it again. The world is changing and we must adopt. He is the only one that adresses this issue

  16. Give a reason for people to vote for you and they will. Most of America is level headed even if they subscribe to one side or the other and even IF they have been subject to the polarization of the nation. What Andrew Yang may realize or be tapping into is a large section of the electorate that is made up of white people not JUST from the interior rust belt/Midwest working class but even the east coast that have effectively been silenced by identity politics. He's a smarter Trump in many ways and still has the presidential feel of what Obama brought at the time. People do want a presidential feel but they also want an outsider and a disrupter and somebody who has made their money and seemingly has no ties to the position for it's power. Andrew Yang will keep peeling voters from both sides and across all levels of the spectrum. Especially younger silenced conservatives and younger liberals who may see Bernie or warren as an answer but not their ideal. Sadly to say but he does check a box of First Asian for some but he acknowledges that he has his own viewpoint and does not just buy into being a victimized minority for soundbites. He wants do what EVERY president should want to do and that is to make it better for all Americans. The younger generation even more than millennials gen z don't just want somebody that takes a stance on a subject but one that backs up their stance. They read through the BS and it shows in marketing with companies pretending that they care but doing another thing and with companies that actually do care for better or worse. If he can get elected and serve 8 years we will be set for another 30-60 years. People want outsiders but what they really want is people willing to fight and will be around for the future. He's Young, Asian, Has fight, Made his money, seems to get attention from both sides has outside experience that is applicable and most importantly is genuine and likeable and not all about soundbites. People are tired of that even if it garners their attention for 5 minutes. They see right through it. I watched what he has to say on the Roots and he does genuinely seem to care and have a plan. He'll go on Fox, Ben Shapiro, Bill Mahr, CNN, Fox, Late Night, Joe Rogan (underrated) you name it. He just wants to spread his message and that's what will win. not Out hating Trump. He just cares about ALL votes even conservative leaning votes that voted for trump…He realizes that voting for trump isn't a crime but he recognizes WHY people did. and for many it wasn't a 'white last' it was a sense of pride in our history and someone that appeared to be a fighter. He also addresses each problem when asked about it….WHICH IS WHAT YOU WANT for a politician to do even if their ideas don't match up with your viewpoints or seem imperfect or outrageous from your perspective. He talks about the embarrassment of the flint tragedy as it is and how he would address it not to pander offer no solution like many dems do. The internet can do some awful things but it can also do some truly remarkable things and I think spreading awareness his campaign would be one of those wonderful things. James Carville once coined the phrase 'It's the economy stupid' well the modern day version of that is Yang's human emphasis and informal campaign slogan I made up…"It's the humans, stupid" Best answer to the disparity of naive socialism supporters and diehard capitalists…. Any hoot (yes I'm white…but no I'm not a middle aged dad…Or am I?) That's my two cents ya'll.

  17. Fox is doing a better job interviewing Young than CNN MSNBC combined, and they are crying out the right is corrupted. Lol.

  18. what about allowing individuals to cross state lines to purchase the same health insurance that they pay more for in their state to get the same insurance which might be less expensive for the same coverage. And how about going after the pharmaceuticals to control the price of medications

  19. Reporter totally dodged the question. Why is gdp high and life expectancy low? What do you think is more important? Gdp measurement is only as good as what it actual does for its citizens.

  20. I'm going to run for president and tell everybody they're going to get $2,000 a month for free I bet you beat everybody and everybody will talk good about me. I'm sorry but these comments are ridiculous.

  21. Vote for me and I’ll give you a thousand dollars a month. Sounds like bribery to me and I am pretty sure to many others as well.

  22. its funny how fox still thinks camera tricks and shitty pip of chaos will distract or associate anxiety with this guys principles and message.

  23. yang youre an idiot..
    for every "family using the money properly", there will be dozens more using it as an excuse to NOT work.

    all we have to do is look at welfare and womens health care..
    how many women are on welfare NOT because they need to be but because its easier than trying to be a working mom?
    how many of em plop out kids to stay on the system?
    and now this clown wants to incentivize the lazy men of the US to give up trying all together as well..
    funny how his "test cases" are cherry picked. he didnt just give this money to say everyone in a 10 block radius . just to see what would ACTUALLY happen..

    STOP HAVING KIDS YOU CANT AFFORD AMERICA.. problem solved.. no tax increase needed

  24. Biden is right! Andrew Yang will be that president to unite the whole country. Thank you Biden 👏👏👏

  25. This interveiwer needs to be fired! He is literaly trying to make andrew yang seem like he is inligitiment.

  26. The Freedom Dividend would empower individuals. Andrew Yang is the only candidate that understands automation and AI. Andrew Yang 2020!

  27. "its not left or right, its forward" — no, the left has fallen off the cliff. the left think socialism is wise? pure stupidity.

  28. Even when on right wing media he gets mad respect….and barely any push back. His ideas are that good! I am always stunned when I watch interviews. I think at the end of the day, the left is going to try and attack him the most!

  29. Decency, respect, maturity. Is this the alternate reality fox? Respect and props to both of them. Yang 2020

  30. All these journalists are so snobby…. thinking Andrew is easy bait. Glad they get shut down really quickly.

  31. I think if we want americans net worth to go up we need to start with changing schools and childrens mindsets not increasing debt xd

  32. I’m a lifelong republican Trump supporter but even though I feel like a traitor for switching party’s but I am for Andrew Yang. He’s young, far less emotional than, Bernie, doesn’t bother attacking any candidate, has created his own business and created jobs, is an outsider to politics, and he’s super smart. As patriots we have to vote for him.

  33. Lmao, doesn't matter, we got all of you brainwashed that you hate your own taxes going back into your pocket. We are not afraid to say it out loud anymore. Red Blue…..hahahaha you people are so funny.

  34. Most truthful and understanding guy out there!!! He says the economy is "strong" but the average person is having trouble paying bills while Depression, Suicide and Drug Over-Doses are at Record highs!! His call for a 1000 dollar a month basic income for all adults is the answer to so many alienation, economic and social/stress problems!! He is a successful business man that knows the pulse of the nation and speaks for the majority of people that have nothing to their name!!! All legislators are getting big government salaries and benefits on top of half being millionaires to start and you want nothing back for your self!! Wake up people!!

  35. I have been a Republican for my entire life, but if by some miracle he the wins the Democratic nomination, I will vote for Yang.

  36. Why would Yang not give people over 64 the 1k income? We are the folks who need it. Many of us are on fixed incomes.

  37. whats stopping businesses from just hiking up prices on anything and everything because they know the every day consumer has $1000 more a month to spend?

  38. One reason this will never work is b/c it would have to be voted on through Congress and it would never pass in Congress.

  39. It’s not about the left not about the right it’s about going forward. That should be a slogan for his campaign.

  40. I want to see Yang on Tucker Carlson. Anyone who watches Fox knows that’d be an interesting conversation

  41. I never thought I'd see an American candidate propose a universal basic income. Its one of those things you discuss in political theory classes but never expect to see actually realized.

  42. Yang is a good guy… but the reason Trump won is because Americans are tired of "politically correct" politicians who are all talk and no action…. $1,000 a month sounds good but what does he think will happen when you give an alcoholic, drug addict or gang banger $1,000 a month for doing nothing??? Where do you think they will spend that money???? Hand outs and participation trophies sounds great on paper – don't work in real life

  43. I understand why he wants to make universal income standard in the US, but wouldn't that cause inflation across the board? The US dollar would have to adjust its value to fit this new economic paradigm.

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