Andrew Yang, a 2020 Presidential candidate, has referred to his plan to pay every American adult $1,000 every month as an opportunity to place economic resources directly in the taxpayers’ hand.
While on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle“, Yang claimed that his plan would be an incentive which will push cities to invest in people struggling with homelessness or substance abuse. His proposal, which he called the “Freedom Dividend”, would help fix problems of those struggling with various situations and conditions.
In his words, it would help create a positive economic path for many who are currently struggling without access to treatment for mental health issues or substance abuse problems. According to him, he has traveled around the country and listened to voters who felt unconnected to most of the positive happenings in the United States economy. He explained that his experience while talking to voters around the country had shown him that more than seventy percent of voters live from paycheck to paycheck while about 70 percent cannot even afford an unexpected $500 bill.
Andrew Yang, who is 44 years old, went on to describe the current United States’ economy as a winner-takes-all situation and claimed that even in urban areas, the poor and wealthy citizens live close to each other under different circumstances.
He called on everybody to realize that the country is in its greatest economic transformation and thus, they should start working towards directing the economic resources into human hands.