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I'm going to quote something I saw on Reddit about Yang's UBI & put it into a Twitter thread.

This way I can bookmark it and use @threadreaderapp to unroll it, not to mention make reference use of it.

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Here is the question posted on the Reddit forum "SandersForPresident".
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Answer --

Well first of all, Yang argued with Bernie. Bernie was just answering a question asked during an interview. First off let's talk about the pitfalls of Yang's vision for UBI and how that would impact us. Yang wants to implement UBI
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but isn't a heavy believer in governmental regulation so what's a possibility with Yang's UBI? Salary decreases, rent raised, and benefits slashed because the people in charge are taking into account that you're opting into this program.
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This also accounts for a secondary issue with UBI, it's an opt in program where you have to opt out of others (one of the most stunning being WIC). Yang has mentioned in interviews before that a goal of his is to make people dependent on opting into UBI
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and phasing out these programs altogether. This is an issue because it doesn't get at the root of systemic issues to begin with and eliminates federal assistance in exchange for cash. While we do deserve better programs than what we have currently,
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that's why Bernie is putting forward many universal programs rather than the mean tested ones we have currently. For example, welfare is not very popular while Medicare and Social Security are. Basically, there is no real guarantee that UBI will benefit
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Americans all that much in the long run and without any sort of regulation or accountability from the capitalist class it will cause people to stay just as poor as they were the month before.
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Now let's talk about how Bernie can help you. Yang doesn't really believe in setting minimum wage at $15.00. I've heard a lot of complaints from Yang Gang because they talk about average cost of living
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but it belies the point that making minimum wage $15.00 will make salaries in general go up because of competition and in all likelihood your salary will go up too. With the elimination of college debt and the availability of free college
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if you no longer have debt you will be able to spend more money, and it will serve as an enormous economic stimulus package as well.
This will increase the overall standard of living in the United States.
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With Sanders guaranteed jobs if you CHOOSE to do so, you can get a good paying job that will help rebuild American society that may in fact pay better than what you currently have. With Bernie's green new deal a great deal of governmental
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and war waste will be redirected into saving our planet. And with Medicare for All you will save money that you would have otherwise spent on copays and insurance. There's a lot more but this is only the surface and Bernie is still releasing proposals.
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Basically the choice is between a band-aid, or the fundamental restructuring of American society in a way that benefits all of us. Under Bernie, you will absolutely be in much better sorts.
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