Andrew Yang Promises To Give Every American $1000 A Month
Andrew Yang is an attorney from New York city, and he's running for President as a Democrat. His promise to give away money is a little hard to believe.
I was surprised when I heard about Andrew Yang, and his plan to run for President in 2020. His campaign seems to be based upon a single campaign promise, he calls it 'universal basic income'. He has a website and on his website he says he will give every person in America (who is over the age of 18) a check for $1000 a month. This is no joke, he actually says this on his website, I've read his website and it says he promises to give $1000 a month to every adult American, if he is elected President in 2020.
His reasoning for this giveaway sounds like it comes straight out of the Republican party propaganda machine. The propaganda from the Republican party says that money will solve all our problems, money will cure all our ills, and money turns bad people into good people. Aren't we smarter than that? Don't we all know that money won't solve all of our problems?
The worst-case scenario is that Yang will get elected President in 2020 and he'll start giving away money. Every adult American will start getting checks for $1000, and these checks will come in the mail every month. The use of illegal drugs will probably increase tremendously. I live in Detroit, Michigan, and I can tell you the people in Detroit are no angels. If the average person in Detroit got a check for $1000 a month, they would probably use the money to buy marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and basically every type of illegal drug they can get their hands on. People would lose their jobs because they are stoned on dope all the time, and I should remind you that the social costs of unemployment are devastating.
Most people don't use dope, but even the people who don't use dope would probably squander the money. The average person would probably use the money to buy a big-screen TV made in China, a fancy new camera made in Japan, and that's going to stimulate the economy in China and Japan, not here in Detroit. If the President gave $1000 a month to everyone who started a new factory, then that would be an improvement.
Instead of giving $1000 a month to every adult American, "President Yang" should give $1000 a month to every public school in America, so they can buy new school textbooks. "President Yang' should give $1000 a month to every police department in America, so they can hire more cops, and get some of these criminals off the streets. "President Yang" should give $1000 a month to every county jail in the U.S.A. so they could build more jail cells, and keep criminals locked up, where they belong. Giving the money away haphazardly to everyone in the country is foolish and counterproductive.