Andrew Yang 2020

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  1. KingVamp
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    Such a stretch for campaign advertising. Where is the funding going to come from for this "Universal Basic Income"? What bearing will it have on us in the long term? Also, who the hell is this guy?
     
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    The idea is that by reducing spending in other areas (read, defence, certain social programs, etc) and by significantly reducing tax breaks for the wealthy, the money comes effectively either from people who already owe it or from shuffling the budget to reprioritize
     
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    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

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    Again, definitely a stretch. I do like part of what I'm reading, though.. He's an "entrepreneur"? Boy that's what we need right now......... - _0
     
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    He wants stricter drug laws. Good bye.
     
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    Seems like the main thing is a VAT and reducing, if not getting rid of, inefficient welfare systems.
    Making medical drugs safer and more reliable doesn't seem like a bad thing to me.
     
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    Looking at his policies I would never vote for this guy. Holy shit no
     
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    What policies are you mostly against?
     
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    I'm not sure about this guy on other issues, but as far as UBI goes, we just committed trillions of dollars to giveaways for the rich in the form of tax cuts over the next ten years. That would've been nearly enough to fund a UBI on its own.

    Also UBI is probably going to be a necessity once robots take over 80%+ of the jobs.
     
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    In theory, the FDA does a lot of good in making sure prescription and OTC drugs aren't hurting people. Hell, I'm all for regulating an industry that consistently abuses the free market. In this case more regulation hurts the consumer more than the companies. Drugs become prohibitively expensive to recoup the cost of complying with excessive regulation. Not to mention the DEA's meddling with opioids has made them increasingly difficult to get for people who need them, and having little to no effect on the addicts and black market dealers besides higher street prices. It also led to the abuse and importation of fentanyl. Unless his plan to end the opioid crisis is to make the safer alternatives more readily available and end the fentanyl scourge, I'll urge everyone I know not to vote for him. That, and I don't believe in Socialism.
     
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    There is a lot but here are a few from the top of the list.

    UBI
    Medicare for all
    Fight for Equal Pay
    The Freedom Dividend (UBI....again?)
    LGBTQ Rights....I'm not against this. I just have no idea wtf he is talking about. Are their laws on the book that discriminate against them? and yes this is a legit question.
    Gun Control and the Second Amendment....he is gun grabber color me surprised.
    Paid Family Leave
     
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    Actually yes, there's virtually nothing preventing an employer from firing an employee due to sexual orientation, at the federal level at least. So one of the common "shock factor" arguments that I've heard is that in many states it's entirely feasible for a gay couple to get married on Sunday and lose both their jobs on Monday
     
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    All people need to have some kind of health insurance. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO DIE BECAUSE A FUCKING GO-FUND ME COULDN'T GET HIS MEDICINE!

    And yes.. It is perfectly legal to refuse to rent a house to an LGBTQ person. Lots of places also have no job security for them as well.

    Also I have no problems with paid family leave. If someone has to go take care of a relative that's dying, they shouldn't have to risk losing their home and everything or ignore their relative.
     
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    Oh yeah, that one too

    And also I agree with the paid family leave thing, America is quite literally one of the worst countries to work in for maternity leave, and has next to no options for paternity leave
     
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    Something that has been bothering me since I first became a parent. There's no reason to not have paid parental (unisex) leave. None.
     
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    The health insurance in our country is fucked due to all the regulations that are in place that sky rocket the living crap out of them. Insurances companies have to include a bunch of BS I will never use/or want because the government says so.

    I actually didn't know that was a thing with LGBT rights. Thanks to you and total for letting me know.

    On family leave. It isn't the companies job to work around your life. It is the other way around. That is why they hired you. If you are a good employee they will normally work with you. However yes the company does come first for them.
     
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    I'm not trying to be mean, but how old are you?
     
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    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

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    The thing is that ultimately the workers control the fate of the company. However we've become so wrapped up in the mundane stylings of the 9 to 5 that we fail to realize this. I make it perfectly clear that I have no care for the company over me and mine before being hired. So far its worked out rather well. Of course, you DO have to show you're a worthy candidate and one to be trusted.
     
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    I'm sorry? But that's literally how health insurance stays cheap for people that have actual disabilities that are otherwise the minority. Single-payer is the best way to insure people with edge-case medical issues at an incredibly minor price increase to the rest of the population, and I wish that congress would have let the Democrats fully transition over and commit to that rather than adding in a bunch of compromises that poke holes in the efficacy of the system
     
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    No problems there, but I have adhd, do you know how much of a pain it is to get your meds/how people are not diagnosed because they are afraid they will be looked at as addicts looking for a fix?
     
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