Andrew Yang Enters Race for Mayor, Proposes Universal Basic Income for New Yorkers

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During the race for president, Yang became best known for his universal basic income proposal to give every American $1,000 a month and his campaign against automation, which he described as a growing threat to the U.S. economy.

In the video, Yang says he will propose a similar plan for New Yorkers -- an idea which could shake up the race and set him apart from left-leaning, progressive candidates who have been courting the city's liberal voting bloc.

"We need to realize Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a guaranteed minimum income and get cash into the hands of people who need it most," Yang says.

Yang's video announcement is expected to be followed with an in-person launch this week. His platform will include a plan to increase internet access, take local control of the city's subway system and the creation of a "people's bank" meant to increase financial opportunity for low income New Yorkers.


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did he actually move to Georgia to help with the Senate runoff like he said he would?
 

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Crooked extreme left libs buying votes smdh
 
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digital jello

digital jello

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Does a mayor have that much jurisdiction?
it's not really UBI. it's something like 2k/year for the poorest 500k new yorkers

A Yang administration will launch the largest basic income program in the country. Through this program, 500,000 New Yorkers with the greatest need will receive a basic income that will help give them a path forward. Our goal is to end extreme poverty in New York City by putting cash relief directly into the hands of those who desperately need help right now, ensuring that every household has an annual income that is at least above extreme poverty, taking into account the true cost of living in New York City.

This basic income program will start with providing those who are living in extreme poverty with an average of $2,000 per year. This program can then be grown over time as it receives more funding from public and philanthropic organizations, with the vision of eventually ending poverty in New York City altogether.
 

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it's not really UBI. it's something like 2k/year for the poorest 500k new yorkers

A Yang administration will launch the largest basic income program in the country. Through this program, 500,000 New Yorkers with the greatest need will receive a basic income that will help give them a path forward. Our goal is to end extreme poverty in New York City by putting cash relief directly into the hands of those who desperately need help right now, ensuring that every household has an annual income that is at least above extreme poverty, taking into account the true cost of living in New York City.

This basic income program will start with providing those who are living in extreme poverty with an average of $2,000 per year. This program can then be grown over time as it receives more funding from public and philanthropic organizations, with the vision of eventually ending poverty in New York City altogether.
Lmao you forgot to mention that it's $2k a year and not $1k a month in your first post
 

JacksonWhite

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Universal income is not going to work unless it’s much more “universal” then one city. And even then it will still probably fail
 

seventh circle

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what is it with rich guys and wanting to be mayor of nyc? is this like the sports equivalent of wanting to own a team?
 

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