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5/27/2020 5:52:27 PM

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It’s not surprising to me at all. We are talking about a potential future leader of this country.

5/28/2020 8:23:20 AM

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"Hmm https://t.co/vpgkw77Iry"

6/8/2020 12:54:04 PM

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def one of them cats who feels like he is so smart he can say any dumb thing that pops into his head because he thinks it will be at a certain minimum level of intelligence

6/8/2020 2:41:13 PM

rwoody
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^oh man that statement hits close to home!

6/8/2020 3:05:42 PM

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Yang rt'ed this without comment. Does he think this is a good idea?
https://brentroad.com/message_topic.aspx?topic=574051&page=115#16581318

https://twitter.com/StevenTDennis/status/1275243568203018240?s=19

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"Just an incredible thread from @StevenTDennis: GOP Senator Martha McSally is proposing a regressive tax cut costing hundreds of billions of dollars for people to spread the coronavirus … I mean, go on vacation https://t.co/ra9Fe4SVSP"

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""Free vacations for rich people during a global pandemic, and nothing for poor people" is like a parody of a parody of Republican ideas."


https://twitter.com/StevenTDennis/status/1275229073871196160?s=19

[Edited on June 23, 2020 at 8:53 AM. Reason : E]

6/23/2020 8:41:29 AM

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Yang retweeted a TWW thread???

6/23/2020 8:45:16 AM

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He starts Your Data is Yours movement.

6/23/2020 8:46:48 AM

rwoody
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I updated bc justin shamed me

6/23/2020 8:54:00 AM

justinh524
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So basically tax credits for going on vacation? So it's another tax break for the rich? Fuck that.

6/23/2020 9:28:58 AM

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Yea i'm genuinely unsure if yang endorses that idea or if he is against it and trusts his followers to know that without comment. The former seems more likely based on standard Twitter behavior, but seems against his policies.

6/23/2020 9:34:39 AM

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qntmfred got a retweet from Yang another day. About local UBI provocations.

7/20/2020 1:09:04 PM

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Durham about to get a taste of Universal Basic Income

https://indyweek.com/news/durham/durham-possible-guaranteed-universal-basic-income/

[Edited on January 8, 2021 at 2:19 PM. Reason : Mary-Ann Baldwin has also stated that they are looking at the Mayors for a Guaranteed Income effort]

1/8/2021 2:16:18 PM

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http://twitter.com/scottbix/status/1348610675870937088

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" Andrew Yang explains running for mayor while not living in New York full time: “We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan… can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment and then trying to do work yourself?”"


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/nyregion/andrew-yang-mayor-nyc.html?referringSource=articleShare

1/11/2021 10:16:22 AM

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Tgl if you get tww shut down again I swear...


[Edited on January 11, 2021 at 10:45 AM. Reason : E]

1/11/2021 10:27:33 AM

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^^^ Pandemic relief check for civilians is already sort of UBI. They are discussing the amount to be $600 or $2k right now for the new coverage.

^^ Bloomberg offered him VP during the campaign. He has had all kind of resources and connections he needs to run for the mayor.

[Edited on January 11, 2021 at 10:29 AM. Reason : ;]

1/11/2021 10:29:00 AM

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https://www.yangforny.com/

1/13/2021 8:10:18 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjgGCIF1PLI

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""Maybe we can even save the Knicks" This is why Andrew is the best ??

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1/13/2021 10:32:23 PM

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^^

1/14/2021 3:57:19 PM

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Tested positive of COVID-19. Mild symptoms. Works too hard.

2/2/2021 8:29:03 PM

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I vow to love Andrew yang as long as tww exists

YOUR MOVE

2/23/2021 5:57:33 PM

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so Yang is off to a great start in the NYC Mayoral campaign

He's doing a town hall tonight with Michael Tubbs who as Mayor of Stockton, CA implemented a major UBI trial in 2019, whose preliminary results were just released.




I'm also very happy about the direction of the Universal Basic Income movement.

The COVID relief bill passed in December included $600 stimulus checks (despite Trump joining the Democrats' calls for $2000)

Now that Biden's American Rescue Plan is law, the remaining $1400 to make up the difference will start being sent out as soon as this weekend.

But the real exciting thing to me that relatively few are paying attention to is the expanded Child Tax Credit, which is projected to cut child poverty in HALF.

The tax credit is increased from $2000 to $3600 for dependents age 0-6 and $3000 for kids older than 6. PLUS it's now fully refundable.

Typically you would not be able to access that tax credit until filing 2021 taxes, but there is a provision that will allow parents starting in July to take this tax credit immediately in the form of monthly (or quarterly, the details aren't clear yet) checks. Sound familiar? Imagine what an extra $300/month, per child, will do for so many Americans, especially those with lower incomes who have been the most affected by the pandemic.

Even more exciting, over a dozen Senators (including former Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, Michael Bennet and Kirsten Gillibrand) have already signed on to a letter from Senator Ron Wyden urging Biden to include recurring monthly payments in the next economic recovery package.

The data showing the immediate and long term benefits of direct cash to Americans is really going to help pave the way for a permanent Universal Basic Income.

3/11/2021 5:34:43 PM

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The vote begins in summer so still a long way to go.^

3/17/2021 10:27:36 AM

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Diagnosed with kidney stone. Works too hard again. And Eric Adams is chasing him from behind. The race heats up.

4/5/2021 10:25:09 AM

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As promised I still live him

But maybe less of this
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"You know what I hear over and over again - that NYC is not enforcing rules against unlicensed street vendors. I’m for increasing licenses but we should do more for the retailers who are paying rent and trying to survive. "

4/11/2021 2:16:38 PM

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"I’m for increasing licenses"


his point is about creating a fair regulatory environment for ALL entrepreneurs. people are reading into it like he's against poorer street vendors who are just trying to make a living. he's clearly not against people trying to make a living. but if you have a set of rules, and some folks are playing by the rules and others are not, well yeah then the people who are playing by the rules are going to complain about it. also keep in mind, here he's simply echoing genuine feedback he's hearing from NYCers he talks to on the campaign trail. those people are still going to feel frustrated about this issue even if Yang or anybody else decides not to try to do anything about it. Yang's a problem solver, he's trying to propose something that will seem fair and work for as many people as possible.

if the rules need to be changed to allow more street vendors, then fine (see the regulatory adaptions that accompanied the rise of food trucks, airbnb, uber, etc). but in the meantime, let's enforce the rules that exist so small businesses that try to go about things the right way don't get the floor pulled out from under them.


from January:


[Edited on April 11, 2021 at 2:38 PM. Reason : .]

4/11/2021 2:23:29 PM

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Based on Eric garner, and last summers actions, I'm not sure more NYPD interactions with people just trying to sell a product is a great idea.

4/11/2021 4:04:38 PM

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I understand and agree with the activism around police use of force (particularly against minorities) and I agree with the idea that police budgets are way too high, and we'd get far better results if those taxpayer dollars were shifted to funding social programs that don't presume roles of enforcement by any means necessary.

But your take is out of touch with what those most vulnerable communities actually want. As much as I may agree with activist concerns, if the actual human beings most likely to be impacted by a policy change do not actually support your activism, then your activision is focused on the wrong thing

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/08/26/why-america-needs-better-not-less-policing-many-neighborhoods-column/3428294001/

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"A new State of Opportunity in America report, released by the Center for Advancing Opportunity and produced in partnership with Gallup, reveals intriguing and seemingly contradictory perceptions of police. The nearly 7,000 respondents to the poll hail from 47 states, including some of the poorest and crime-challenged zip codes in the United States.

The third annual report shows that contrary to conventional wisdom, most low-income, often inner-city, communities are not as hostile to or threatened by police as we are supposed to think. But they are not content either.


In fact, large majorities of residents in low-income “fragile communities” — including in both urban and rural areas — want more police presence, not less. In the more than a dozen low-income urban areas surveyed, 53% of residents want more police presence while 41% want the same — only 6% want less."

4/11/2021 4:17:00 PM

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Do you think they want them arresting street vendors? Seems like they want to be safe from burglars and murderers not safe from churros

4/11/2021 4:39:47 PM

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https://twitter.com/daiIyposter/status/1381307149826072580

Think of it this way. Too often good intended policies like professional and business licensing are used as a way to disenfranchise minority groups and keep them as a type of second class citizen by depriving them of opportunities to establish legitimate businesses and grow wealth and influence.

Yang proposes by broadening access to business licenses, we remove these oppressive burdens to minority prosperity.

[Edited on April 11, 2021 at 5:09 PM. Reason : language]

4/11/2021 5:00:37 PM

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I'm all for broadening licenses, it's the "enforcing" I'm worried about

[Edited on April 11, 2021 at 5:48 PM. Reason : His tweet made enforcement the focus, not me]

4/11/2021 5:47:35 PM

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Public policy rarely can be so succinctly summarized as to fit entirely within a single tweet.

Continue reading

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"I’d like to bring more unlicensed vendors into the legal market. Education for immigrant/non English speaking vendors on rules of vending, opening more spaces for legal outdoor vending, working with small businesses to broker tensions all would help."

4/11/2021 6:43:52 PM

rwoody
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I didn't see a "nevermind about the enforcement" in that tweet (which I read before)

Good things are good but that doesn't make bad things also good

Maybe the answer is he is going "enforce" by ____, where _____ is something other than police. Seems like he would define that if so though.

[Edited on April 11, 2021 at 6:52 PM. Reason : No politicians have 100% good policies ]

4/11/2021 6:51:58 PM

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