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To all of you who are against Yang's version of UBI because as you say the "rich" get it or really anyone not at or below poverty level.

You are missing one of the main reasons it is being proposed in the first place.

Automation. Truck drivers make about 50k plus.
As well as other occupations that will be automated. Radiologists, retail workers, call center jobs, contract lawyers etc.

Everyone impacted will need extra resources coming in to prepare for their next steps.

It is not meant to live on or replace previous income but intended
to soften the landing. To give them some savings to retrain in a different career or start a business.

It is also intended to strengthen the economy of our dying small towns, to create jobs locally etc

means-testing will prevent all of this.
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Going thru Dem presidential candidate housing platforms

Does anyone seek 2 severely regulate/ban big investors (private equity/foreign wealth) or small (flippers) that are manipulating the housing market?

Do they even provide lip-service?

Let’s see...

#ItsTheSpeculationStupid
Let’s start w/the currently considered gold standard: @BernieSanders #HomesForAll

Sum talk a/b Wall Street investors but is his proposed solution strong enuf?

Also, he’s unfortunately in the blanket upzoning camp so w/flipper tax isn’t that 1 step fwd but 2 steps back?
.#BernieSanders2020 calls for natl rent control & that will definitely curb some speculation, but it is without vacancy control. See Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley & Santa Monica for the effects of strong rent control without vacancy control.
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In the beginning, I thought that maybe #ElizabethWarren was a good alternative to #BernieSanders.

But the more I learned about her the more I became disappointed and realized that that the only choice is #BernieSanders2020.
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- #ElizabethWarren opposed gay marriage until 2010; Sanders has been a life-time supporter.

- She does not call out the fossil fuel industry disinformation campaign

- She does not support banning fracking (queue Republicans and fossil fuel industry cheering)
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- #ElizabethWarren voted for Ben Carson to head HUD; later flipped after backlash from constituents.

- After Donna Brazil book came out, Warren immediately agreed that the 2016 primary was rigged by DNC. A few days later she flipped her position.
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Here's the scene at The Olde Walkerville Pharmacy in Windsor ahead of a visit by US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders #BernieSanders2020 #YQG @CTVWindsor
There's plenty of local support for the 'Caravan to Canada' Sanders is joining. The caravans see Americans come to Canada to buy life-saving insulin that can be 10x more expensive stateside #BernieSanders2020 #YQG @CTVWindsor
There's even a bit of music to entertain the crowd #BernieSanders2020 #YQG @CTVWindsor
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#ElizabethWarren's bill reminds me of Romney's advice to youths in 4/2012, "Borrow money, if you have to, from your parents. Start a business... [Jimmy John Liautaud] borrowed $20K from his dad..."

The loan was c. 7/82 and was actually $25K.
$25K in 7/82 = $59K in 4/12
#Warren
In the first half of 2019, the nat'l average #rent increased by 2.6%.
rentcafe.com/blog/rental-ma…
Warren declined to be interviewed for this story. In May, at request of media, her campaign released a summary of her outside work. As a senatorial candidate, Warren released a shorter version, which omitted her work for Dow Chemical.

#NeverWarren
washingtonpost.com/politics/dow-b…
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A recent #poll provides a quick way for us to be blocked when we engage in this argument.

🍩: "Bernard is the candidate of comfortable, white men."
🌹: "A higher pct. of women, PoC and low-income people than of men, whites and high-income people view him favorably."
🍩: "Of [1]
course! The latter demos tend to be more conservative than the former are."
🌹: "So, you withdraw your claim?"
🍩: "No. It refers to the Democratic primary electorate."
🌹: "The data show you're wrong in that case, too."
🍩: "By 'Democratic,' I mean [2]
scottrasmussen.com/crosstabs-apri…
ACTUAL DEMOCRATS, not any independents who interlope in the affairs of my party."
🌹: "Even in *that* case, you're wrong."
🍩: "Well, favorability ≠ support."

Days ago, ScottRasmussen[.]com & HarrisX surveyed only Dems, among whom #BernieSanders2020 is supported by
• 20% [3]
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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