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For his faults of appearing out of touch, perhaps unavoidable as a multi-millionaire, Yang seems to be well in touch with some of the blaring problems facing the country in terms of increased political polarization. As the extremes drift further away, driven by progressive politics creeping into everyday life, the way forward and governing a country this large and diverse becomes harder and harder.
Yang’s move may be idealistic, and better suited to an identity outside of politics, but at least he’s willing to set his politics aside and recognize how far the Democratic Party has drifted sharply left since the days of old. Yang is also trying to sell a book, so trying to appeal to more right-leaning readers by no longer calling yourself a Democrat can’t hurt either.
Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang this week said former Vice President Joe Biden’s moderate image will potentially allow him to enact some of the most progressive policies since the New Deal era.
Andrew Yang’s relationship with Bradley Tusk, a tech investor, has raised concerns about conflicts of interest if he is elected.
When Andrew Yang parachuted into the New York City mayor’s race from a losing presidential campaign, he was a known national quantity but unknown in the insular world of local politics.
He did not rise from a political club, had never run for local office and had no established base of financial or political support in the city. He had never even voted in a mayoral election.
But he had one major asset working in his favor: He had joined forces with Bradley Tusk, a powerful New York political strategist, lobbyist and venture capitalist whose investments could hinge on government action.
Forward Party’s platform, pr. Their site, involves a number of reforms, including a universal basic income of $ 1,000 per. Month for every American. This proposal was one of Yang’s most famous during his presidential campaign and became one of the most popular items on his agenda.
In addition to economic reforms, the Freedom Party is also pushing for time constraints adopted through constitutional amendments. The Freedom Party would utilize one person’s term in each congressional chamber to 18 years, arguing that “lawmakers would be more motivated to pass a successful policy if they knew their time in DC had a possible time limit.”
Other policies would appear to provide a variety of democratic reforms, such as the creation of a new Institute of Technology and give voters $ 100 during election cycles to stimulate participation.
You nailed it.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Yang isn't interested in the Constitution. He's a technocrat and I think we've had just about enough of that garbage.
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Like any other candidate could keep up with Yang in the world of economic banter ... Biden is a puppet for neo liberals and Trump is a snake oil salesman who evades and takes advantage all sorts of tax stuff with real estate. Yang is at least in a sense a 'working man' on the top end of the scale at least.