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In boosting for @AndrewYang , I am coming to realize that the mainstream left (even the more classically “bleeding heart” style of liberal), is just as likely as the right to interpret poverty as a result of a defect of Character rather than of circumstances. 1/?
The number of Democrats who respond to the idea of the $1000/mo #FreedomDividend being offered as an *OPTIONAL* replacement to welfare benefits by claiming that the poor will spend the money on drugs or alcohol is staggering. 2/?
I’ve literally had people tell me that if the “we” don’t tell people in how to spend the money that they’ll just end up worse off. Hidden in this “logic” is an implicit belief that welfare is not meant as a boost out of poverty, but as a containment/damage control mechanism. 3/?
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In preparation for @andrewyang in the Democratic Debates, please like and retweet!!! #Yang2020 #YangGang

1/Who is that Asian man standing next to Joe Biden? 👇 Answer in thread below.
2/ @AndrewYang built nonprofit Venture for America and ran it for 7 years. Trained entrepreneurs to help create jobs in cities like Detroit, Cleveland, St Louis, Birmingham, New Orleans. Work was given awards by Obama Administration and had documentary made by Netflix.
3/ Yang discovered there was a deeper problem. Every job he helped create, he realized we lost a thousand. “I saw that we were pouring water into a bathtub that has a giant hole ripped in the bottom.”
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Women's labor has been purposely artificially cheapened or valued at zero by the managerial/capitalist class for a few reasons, and the #FreedomDividend undercuts all of them from several angles while also laying the groundwork for a kinder society (thread).
1) If women stay home, they provide the material foundation from which workers emerge. That "free" female labor allows the employer to outsource the cost of raising and feeding and supporting laborers.
2) Employers have no incentive to let go of the social illusion that women's pay is "supplementary" to men's (whether the woman in question is married to a working spouse or not). Hiring women and paying them less gives employers more bargaining power vis-a-vis male employees.
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Holy shit. They did it. The crazy bastards did it. @MSNBC created a graphic with photos of the 20 candidates to appear in the first debates, and they actually went so far as to remove @AndrewYang and include someone who didn't even qualify. This is shameless in how brazen it is.
Looks like we made enough noise, #YangGang. @AndrewYang has been unerased by @MSNBC (and @marwilliamson too). #Yang2020
Good Lord. @MSNBC just can't help themselves. In the latest example, they include his photo in a list of top 8, and manage to read every name but @AndrewYang's??

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#YangGang #Yang2020 #HumanityFirst #FreedomDividend
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Yang needs to engage indigenous communities. The impact on rural indigenous communities would be astounding. It would allow us to stand up, develop our economies, and help finally end the Indian Wars. #YangGang
There are more than 5 million of us and the #FreedomDividend would change everything. some families have been here since BEFORE the Younger Dryas, mass migration to cities for work, healthcare, education is not the answer. Economic sovereignty is.
Other candidates play Indian or just give lip service. true engagement, nation to nation, human to human, and real economic empowerment is what we need.
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Trick question: Which slices of this pie would benefit most from $1,000/month?

If so many people benefit, why are the detractors obsessed with groups that don't even make a dark line on the chart?

#YangGang #BasicIncome #FreedomDividend @AndrewYang
If your argument is against #FreedomDividend or #BasicIncome because "something, something, people in the black part of this graph," then why are you willing to hold back 88% of the nation over it? It took me a while to compile this visualization, but opposition seems petty.
Clearly, I feel for the "working poor," but they are this many of us. Less than 4% work 40+hrs/week and earn below the poverty line. If a policy will benefit them ... AND another 84% of the nation significantly, then which is the better policy? #MATH
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Yang is on Point tonight!

#YangTownHall #YangGang #math #FreedomDividend
I love how effortlessly @AndrewYang talks about solving complex problems. #refreshing
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