Andrew Yang 2020

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  1. KingVamp
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    I'm going go back, but I want to tackle this first. I knew this was going to come up. Social democracy or even the "Nordic model" probably fits his policies more than socialism does, but let me ask you, how do you feel about public services and our certain welfare services?
     
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    I think that that's rather an issue with perceptions of judgment from doctors and/or public perception than it is an issue with the system
     
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    That is true to an extent. I am okay because where I live, but lets say i wanted to try a different medication, some states prohibit even switching your meds if you wernt on them since you were a child, since you must be asking for a different med to abuse it, even if it is weaker in strength, less chance of addiction, and just a newer/better med overall.
     
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    Oo, I guess I don't know much about that. I'm in Iowa, which is unfortunately like... the 3rd worst state for mental health treatment?... But at least our drug protocol is relatively open, so long as you have a prescription
     
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    And no one is even talking about taking Private Healthcare away. So, if you want it or need it, you can get it. That is, if you have the money to do so.
     
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    I'm in georgia... the fact that I'm on mental meds is like a death sentence if the average person knew it.
     
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    No, but I jumped the gun anyway. The part he is talking is specifically about opioids. Doesn't talk about general regulations.

    He is trying to reduce abuse, not get rid of the drugs and even encourage companies to find a nonaddictive drug. So, what's the alternative? Just let people keep overdosing without trying to do anything?

    And he is clearly not anti- all drugs considering he is for legalize marijuana despite his own feelings about it.
     
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    One of those "too good to be true" things going on with this guy. Legitimately, I agree with so many of his views and campaign promises. Oh well.. Treat him like a politician. :<
     
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    He's like Bernie 2.0 but young and with-it

    Which of course means that the DNC will shun him and ensure that he gets no significant endorsements
     
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    Problem is they go for opioids (I had a friend die a few years ago from oxy), but then they go harder on amphetamines too, which is good, but then it makes some legislators think all people using amphetamines are addicts....
     
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    Yeah, Idk why he keeps switching back and forth, but it is the same thing.

    Everything else aside, how can you look at this past year and not think we need at least some regulations?
    So no. Unless you have no business owning a gun in the first place, he isn't trying to grab your guns.

    Sounds like we need some destigmatization policies, but like what was said, this doesn't seem to be directly tied to regulations.
     
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    I ABSOLUTELY agree with his stance on gun regulation. This is scary, he literally is my perfect candidate, view-wise
     
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  14. SirBeethoven

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    Edit - I read this comment extremely wrong, I apologize

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    Why can’t we get money from the rich too? And from corporations? If he’s going to take it from the people who owe it, he better not be looking to take money from debt-ridden college students, families trying to pay their rent, ect. It better be on a case by case basis, or this would just be cruel, and what insurance companies and such are already doing
     
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    Socialism is a failed idea.
     
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    Because if we take money from the Rich it's "Socialism" or "Communism"! But if we take money from the poor who can't even afford to stay alive... well that's just good old Christian USA!

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    Except it's not.. There are plenty of functional socialist countries out there.
     
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    Ok one second, back up, I may have misread someone. I’m not sure whether this Andrew Yang person is paying for Universal Income using the money that the rich and corporations got in tax breaks,

    Or if he’s after people that owe money.

    Either way, I agree with your last last comment (about it working in other countries) Having a well planned out socialist economy could work. And if not full “socialist” as some may say, maybe we can do some sort of hybrid that helps the people.
     
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    I'm not sure either.. I will be researching more on him later. In your comment I was just trying to respond with some sarcastic snark. :D
     
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    Got it, thanks XD
     
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    Do you feel the same about healthcare? Medicare for all would reduce the need for businesses to do so. Not to mention, be more efficient.

    That's exactly what the VAT does. The stronger your business is, the more you have to pay, but everyone benefits overall.
     
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