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1/11 I’m so over establishment politicians—Republican and Democrat. I want my government officials to have ONE agenda: improving citizens’ lives and making this country the best it can be. @AndrewYang has this agenda and this agenda alone. For our current...
2/11 ...politicians, the goal seems to be to always shame and destroy the other side, regardless of whether or not they have a good idea. And people actually buy into this tribal BS. Tribal republicans: you’re full of shit or just extremely ignorant if you honestly believe...
3/11 ...that Trump and the anchors at @FoxNews’ (who constantly lie and cover for him) goal is to make your lives better. Tribal democrats: you’re full of shit or just extremely ignorant if you honestly believe that Trump supporters are all evil and that establishment...
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Many people don't seem to understand that if you install UBI within a conditional benefits system and keep all the conditional benefits without replacing any of them with UBI then all the counterproductive effects are still there. Paid work is still punished. Paternalism remains.
This is a problem mainly among those on the left, who see UBI as just more money where more is always better, when this is about far more than money. It's about unconditionality. Without UBI we need SNAP, but SNAP should be replaced by UBI because SNAP is a paternalistic program.
It also makes no sense to me to look at a group of people equally in poverty & decide that some of them should get more than others if they're already receiving assistance. Our safety net has too many holes. It's unjust to help those in the net more than those who hit the ground.
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Starting tonight, we will see a lot of new people having a lot of questions and gut reactions about the idea of universal basic income. Please help direct them to answers using my UBI FAQ by either linking to it or the urls it links to.

Among the most frequently asked questions of all among those first hearing about universal basic income is the concern that prices will rise. This goes into that question in-depth & even includes applicable evidence from the Alaska dividend.

Another one of the most asked questions about universal basic income is if too many people will stop working if they no longer are forced to work to live. I wrote this article to answer that question and about the question itself.

#YangGang #Yang2020…
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Looking at twitter, it's been a while but I feel like I should come back to this.
Things I'm thinking about now:
@AndrewYang #Yang2020 's Freedom Dividend.
As an engineer in robotics I am constantly asked by people I meet about two things: Are robots going to kill us all? (No)
And is automation coming for our jobs? (unfortunately, yes)
Huge industries (trucking, retail, call center, ride share, etc.) are about to be and are being disrupted by automation in a way similar to what happened to manufacturing jobs over the past few decades. It's big.
I, as an engineer, have wondered if there is an impetus on me (or my field) to do something or to help the people we are displacing. A duty to sound the sirens and tell people what's coming. I think the answer is yes, but I don't know how.
This is not a matter of if, just when.
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If you take a gander at the replies to some of @BetoORourke's recent tweets, you might notice a bit of a theme: the phrase "Beto is a furry" turn ups over. And over. And over.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We downloaded tweets containing "Beto is a furry" or "Beto O'Rourke is a furry", yielding 3957 original tweets from 2362 accounts. All but two were tweeted since the beginning of 2019. Let's see where this got started. . .
The third tweet (Jan 23 2019), featuring a video of a younger O'Rourke singing Ramones songs in a sheep mask, seems to be the catalyst for the trend. The first tweet from October 2018 was posted by @AubreyLaVentana, an account that references several mass shooters on its profile.
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The real purpose of the 4chan backed #YangGang memes is re-electing Donald Trump in 2020 by driving a wedge through the Dem party. The goal is to repeat what Bernie did to Hillary in 2016, only this time with multiple candidates.

Dems: ignore the GOP's tactics at your own peril.
Do #Yang2020 #YangGang #YangGang2020 supporters realize Microchip's partner (Ricky Vaughn) was a GOP operative? Guess what that makes Microchip...
Oh, the former aide to well known anti-establishment figure Rudolph Giuliani! What could go wrong? 🙄
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"The media's insatiable appetite for scandal during the previous administration had so fatigued the public that it scarcely registered the allegations involving President Yang's highly symmetrical wife. Neither these, nor the purported 'Hong Kong meetings' had any..."

"...measurable effect at the ballot box."

--from A Brief History of the 21st Century
"After President Yang resoundingly defeated the third-party libertarian challenger Zakharov in the 2024 debates, congressional opposition to ending presidential term limits quickly evaporated."

--from A Brief History of the 21st Century

#yanggang #yang2020
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