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The interesting Candidacy of Andrew Yang

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For the First Time ever I listened to a Daily Wire Podcast but with a 2020 democratic candidate for president Andrew Yang....

 

After listening to the just over an Hour Podcast which I would recommend.

I really do see him as a viable candidate based upon the simple fact that he is very well spoken and is very genuine in his convictions and knows what he is talking about and proposing. 

 

For example just a quick glance at his website he has over 100 policy proposals which is another reason to believe his a very viable candidate since the american people like policy driven candidates e.c- Bernie, Warren, etc. 

 

I believe his break out moment is going to be the Debates next week when he has a chance to deliver his message to the millions of american's that are going to be watching and that he has a clear lane that he is going to stand by and I think he will jump in the polls after the american people get to hear what he has to say. 

 

 

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LOL the circumcision part was rather funny at first, I think he would make a fantastic president even before seeing this but after watching I'm even more convinced. The debate they feel will be the launching point for his candidacy, it's going to be real interesting to see if this holds true. It's obvious what Trump will say regarding the freedom dividend I'm curious to see how they the Democrats will address this, our income inequality problem is not going away with a Republican president and Senate and the idea may gain traction with the other candidates. I need to check out his website and donate.

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 I'm not seeing much in the way of qualifications.  UBI is a nice issue for him, but I'd prefer a more experienced candidate to lead the charge.  His web page says:  "Any change to the Freedom Dividend would require a constitutional amendment.".  Why?  does he plan to offer the Freedom Dividend as a Constitutional amendment?  That would seem to limit it's chances of passage.

 

Since he doesn't have much of a track record or qualifications, I went to his website and read several of his other policy statements.  The ones I saw could be paraphrased like this:  "This is bad.  The government should do more."  That's it.  For example, on equal pay, he spends a few sentences acknowledging the problem, and then says: "The federal government must do more to ensure that anyone performing the same work in substantially similar situations should receive equal pay."  Like what?  Beyond enforcing the existing law, what would he like to do?  

 

It's the same on just about everything I looked at.  On border security, he concludes with:  "When searching for solutions, we need to work with border security experts, immigrant advocates, and the Mexican government to provide effective, secure, humane border security."    On the high cost of prescription drugs, his policy is: "We need to put pressure on these companies to get their prices under control, and more in line with the rest of the world.".  On the student loan issue, he says "We need to create a clear path out of this crippling debt." and then he doesn't offer any path, clear or otherwise.  I'm sorry, but I don't consider statements like these as "policy proposals". 

 

His values and goals seem to be on point, but we need more than that.  I know it's early and none of the candidates are being very specific right now, but I think the long shots are under more pressure to step up with something concrete.  He needs more than being a well-spoken, likable guy.

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2 hours ago, Renegade said:

It's the same on just about everything I looked at.  On border security, he concludes with:  "When searching for solutions, we need to work with border security experts, immigrant advocates, and the Mexican government to provide effective, secure, humane border security."    On the high cost of prescription drugs, his policy is: "We need to put pressure on these companies to get their prices under control, and more in line with the rest of the world.".  On the student loan issue, he says "We need to create a clear path out of this crippling debt." and then he doesn't offer any path, clear or otherwise.  I'm sorry, but I don't consider statements like these as "policy proposals". 

 

His values and goals seem to be on point, but we need more than that.  I know it's early and none of the candidates are being very specific right now, but I think the long shots are under more pressure to step up with something concrete.  He needs more than being a well-spoken, likable guy.

 

I see where you are coming from completely, The more policy driven the candidate is the more likely I am to support them, and with the over 100 policy proposals that are on his website maybe he can pick a few to stick to and make him stick out from the other candidates. I believe that he will do this when he has a national stage to put his policies on the stage for the american people. 

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I would say that productivity has staid flat for years and years, and if robots are taking all our jobs, the numbers just don't show it. Where is the investment that it would take

from private industry, we have not seen it even with Trumps 1.4 trillion dollar tax cuts for the rich. We've only seen the spike in the national debt, and with it the much expected

high falutin' speak from the Republican minded deficit hawks who wish to cut back on what they call entitlements. 

 

I would not say in any way that I was a socialist, but on the other hand I would say that Capitalism in this country and around much of the world is very much, rigged, to help

those at the top. But the more you state a sense of urgency to fix the reasons why, the more they call you a leftist. 

 

No, I don't agree with much of what Andrew Young says, but at the same time I do appreciate his sense of thinking outside of this box that many people find themselves in, whereas

it becomes harder and harder to get out of poverty with an education, a college degree, or some solid tech training, in order to climb up from poverty and have a semblance of hope.

 

What we got regarding Capitalism today, and what we have with trading partnerships regarding these global markets, isn't just Capitalism by its wayward self. It was created by those,

in control. It was created by the leadership of countries, or the lack of leadership in any country. Or by something else which is clearly evident.

 

https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/the-corporate-plan-to-groom-u-s-kids-for-servitude-by-wiping-out-public-schools

 

Peace!

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