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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:03 AM


Andrew Yang Announces $1,000/month Freedom Dividend (UBI) for Iowa resident

Iowa Falls, IA — Andrew Yang has announced the recipient of his $1,000/month Freedom Dividend for an Iowa resident, the second in a trial run of his Universal Basic Income proposal.

During his campaign, the NY entrepreneur has championed a Freedom Dividend of $1,000/month, $12,000 a year, for every American over the age of 18. Starting January 1st, 2019, Candidate Yang personally funded one Freedom Dividend for a recipient in New Hampshire. In a quote, Yang was clear about why he supports a Universal Basic Income for American families.

"We have plenty of resources in this country, but the benefits of living in the wealthiest and most advanced nation in the history of Earth are not being shared with most Americans. We must build a new economy that puts people first. If there’s one policy that would transform American lives for the better on day one, it's the Freedom Dividend."

Yang has now announced a second recipient of this trial dividend which he is paying from his own pocket. Kyle Christensen (41) of Iowa Falls, Iowa, was surprised by Yang this week at the home he shares with his mother, 62-year-old Pam Christensen. The initial application prepared by Kyle, stated:


Beyond being gimmicky, I see this a legally risky, since "paying" voters (even afterwards) has been ruled as a violation of election law.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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