The Democratic party is continuing to evolve into a socialist entity and no longer bothers with any pretenses that they aren’t hellbent at radically transforming America to incorporate a system that has spectacularly failed everywhere that it has been implemented.
Plagued by a lack of leadership and a maniacal lust for vengeance over a lost election to billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump, the party has allowed the lunatics to seize control of the asylum and there is no better example than their slate of 2020 candidates.
Such luminaries as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker are engaged in a battle to see who is the most extreme.
Then there are the fringe ideas such as free college, free healthcare, reparations, the Green New Deal, censorship and gutting the Constitution are now mainstream within the party which is determined to gain power and then use it to disenfranchise any who don’t agree with them.
While the top contestants are shamelessly and cynically stirring up racial resentment as Warren did during her CNN town hall on Monday, there is one candidate who is gaining traction by pushing for the iron fist of socialism wrapped in a velvet glove.
That would be Andrew Yang, a 44-year-old Asian-American entrepreneur who instead of pandering to a vast array of identity and victimhood demographics has proposed a universal basic income giveaway of $1,000 a month to ALL Americans.
— CNBC (@CNBC) March 21, 2019
Yang, however, believes that automation is going to replace jobs faster than other industrial revolutions, so he launched his campaign on a platform centered around the idea that the government should give every American citizen over the age of 18 $1,000 per month in cash.
This idea, called universal basic income, has become increasingly talked about, in particular by Silicon Valley’s elite. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said UBI is a virtual inevitability as robots take human jobs. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a 2017 Harvard commencement speech that the idea of universal basic income should be explored. And top start-up accelerator Y Combinator, which is led by Sam Altman, is currently working to launch a pilot project to research the outcomes of universal basic income on a local community.
To pay for the $1,000-a-month cash handout, Yang proposes a 10 percent value-added tax on the production of goods or services a business produces. Eric Toder of the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Policy Center told CNBC Make It that in 2018 10 percent VAT in the United States could raise anywhere from $500 billion to $1 trillion, depending on how broadly the tax is applied.
Further, Yang’s campaign says, the UBI policy would reduce demand for other welfare programs in the country (like food stamps and disability) because people who receive such benefits would not be eligible for a full $1,000 cash payment, according to the outline of the UBI program Yang is proposing. Giving people $1,000 a month would be a shot in the arm to the economy, according to Yang, because people would spend the money.
Yang makes good points about the coming wave of automation, self-driving trucks and artificial intelligence that will put millions of Americans out of work but once again we see how with liberals, the solution to everything is bigger government and more centralized control.
Yang’s name recognition got a major boost when the appeared on the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast last month where he laid out his ideas:
Great discussion with @joerogan about the upcoming election and universal basic income. If you have never heard of it or think negatively of it, watch part of this. Might just change your mind. https://t.co/u4iNO9ZO6M via @YouTube #yanggang #2020PresidentialElection
— Yang Gang (@YangGang4POTUS) March 20, 2019
Granted that it’s still raw socialism but if Yang can contribute anything positive it would be as an alternative to the anti-white lynch mob mentality that is being encouraged by the other Dems who are playing with fire in order to pander to the critical black vote.
If he can manage to peel off enough millennials to stay alive, Yang just may be able to dilute some of the hateful poison that has polluted decent political discourse thanks to embittered and desperate Democrats and their Twitter shock troops.