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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:13 PM

 

Andrew Yang: Why or Why not?

Only candidate focusing on the future of work for Americans given the impending AI revolution.

What's your take on him?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:16 PM

1. He's running to promote one-issue (universal basic income) and is otherwise not a serious contender.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. His thoughts on governments involvement with AI...

 

Makes him s non-starter for me. I like just about everything else about him, including the person. Iím glad he is out there but he has the scent of a Luddite.
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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:27 PM

3. he is important for Asian American visibility and representation

 

I beleive dem strategy for 2020 is to run all kinds of candidates for every person with the goal to get voters excited and get as many of them register to vote. Especially younger voters will see lots of candidates they like unlike 2016.
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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:48 PM

4. He has a lot of great ideas on his platform, like 60+ of them

 

I like him (as much as our other candidates) and knew his main thing was UBI but I was kind of surprised really when I went on his website and found a long list on his platform...

EXPLORE OUR PLATFORM
The Freedom Dividend
Combat Climate Change
Reduce Mass Incarceration
Opioid Crisis
LGBTQ Rights
Foreign Policy First Principles
Gun Safety
Paid Family Leave
Support for the Arts
Control the Cost of Higher Education
Pathway to Citizenship (Make Them Earn It)
Southern Border Security
Support the DREAM Act
Right to Privacy/Abortion and Contraception
Campaign Finance Reform
Fight for Equal Pay
Promote Vocational Education
Carbon Fee and Dividend
Increase Teacher Salaries
Early Childhood Education for All
Legalize Marijuana
Make Puerto Rico a State
Value-Added Tax
Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable
Human-Centered Capitalism
Invest in Americaís Mental Health
American Journalism Fellows
News and Information Ombudsman
Reduce Harm to Children Caused by Smartphones
Every Cop Gets a Camera
NCAA Should Pay Athletes
Nuclear Launch Decisions
Limit Bureaucracy in the Federal Workforce
Local Journalism Fund
Provide Basic Banking Services through the Post Office
American Exchange Program
Prevent Corruption among Federal Regulators
Closely Monitor Mental Health of White House Staff
Free Marriage Counseling for All
Automatically Sunset Old Laws
Prosperity Grants
Prevent Airlines from Removing Customers
Improve the American Scorecard
Increase Assistance for Single Parents
Fund Medical Technology Innovation
Fund Autism Intervention
Rebuild American Infrastructure
Reduce Student Loan Burden
Medicare for All
Expand Access to Medical Experts
Support the Revival of Earmarks
Make it Easier to Save for Retirement
Free Financial Counseling for All
Make Community College Affordable for All
Life-Skills Education in All High Schools
Modernize Military Spending
Make it Easy for Americans to Move for Work
Implement Mandatory Paid Leave Policy
Ease the Transition to Self-Driving Vehicles
Capital Gain/Carried Interest Tax
File Income Taxes
Financial Transaction Tax
Tort Reform/Reasonableness Dismissals
American Mall Act
Entice High-Skill Individuals
Zoning
Algorithmic Trading/Fraud
Nuclear Energy
Modernize Voting
Modern Time Banking
Economic Crime
Media Fragmentation
Making Taxes Fun
Net Neutrality
Regulate AI and other Emerging Technologies
Robo-Calling Text Line
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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:49 PM

6. Great stuff and I like Yang. He's adding interest and important topics

 

Representing Asian Americans, and Silicon Valley to an extent as well
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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:34 PM

5. Bumper sticker: Let's Hang With Yang.

 

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Response to IluvPitties (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 01:57 AM

7. No poli. experience, no experience at all that would directly translate to leading a nation.

 

That whole 'AI revolution' he loves to go on about is still decades away at this point, mostly due to a lack of necessary infrastructure that Republicans will never likely support building. So in regards to this particular issue, they're useful for once.

Is it something that we, as a nation should be talking about? Yeah. But are their, for the time, more pressing issues? Double yeah.

While I do like a lot of what he has up on his website, I don't see his campaign centerpoint as a immediate issue, so between that and his lack of political experience... Well, he'd have better odds at a Senate run (...So a Presidental run is beneficial in that regard, it gets his name out, gets him a support network, and makes his message known.)

If he wants some political experience though, I could see him being tapped as SOE with his experience as Manhattan Prep and Venture for America.

That said though, his UBI plans in particular? Yeah, that's a bit of a no-go. A flat rate isn't going to be beneficial in the long term, considering how widely costs of living differ in certain states. You'd alleviate issues for a more expensive state, like California, but $1000 is plenty enough to live off of in a number of states which is just going to cause all sorts of rising costs. That's the inherent issue to UBI though - It needs to be be based off of costs of living for each state to prevent widespread inflation, but at the same time tying it to costs of living isn't really going to get you supporters in the 'cheaper' states because all they'd notice is that the city slickers in California are getting three times as much as they are.

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