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Response: Andrew Yang UBI Attack by Ana Kasparian & Ben Burgis



Andrew Yang Promises Freedom Dividends

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Joseph Martin
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Joseph Martin

I'm a actually curious. You admit 12,000 dollars is not nearly enough to live off of now, so how does this help those that need more. A person with a 12k inocome, of course an additional 12k will help. But those with no income, how is this an answer? And you said "choices". So you want to keep the bloated bureaucracy welfare programs, too? How does this save administrative money if both systems are in place? And could the bureaucracy be tied into filing income tax?… and how do you deal with the despairity of cost of living? And how… Read more »

Darin Lawson Hosking
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Darin Lawson Hosking

There are quite a few misunderstandings in that article. It tries to equate "neoliberalism" with UBI only based on one or two talking points without understanding the core value inherent in the UBI. 1. The US government was created with the "Declaration of Independence" which states …. all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men — This implies that the only reason for a government to exist and its sole… Read more »

Drone Journey
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Drone Journey

The TYT working for the dictator in Turkey and they get funding by the Russia. They’re and agents of the KGB. Don’t get fool by they appearance democracy.

Holly Delaney
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Holly Delaney

SSI doesn't work the way you're trying to present it. If you make $1 more than the SSI payment, other than food stamps, housing vouchers, utility help, medical — you lose much more. $1000 UBI would not be as advantageous as SSI under the current system. Your food stamps go down & you immediately lose medicaid coverage. $12,000 isn't enough for people to live on, but permanently disabled people would not have ready access to other monies or resources. Typically, if someone on SSI gets married, their spouse's income is factored into their eligibility & they may be disqualified from… Read more »

Raymint
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Raymint

"Andrew Yang is far more of a progressive than Elizabeth Warren would ever be a progressive… in her most lovely dreams" — XD love how calmly you bite back.

Khouri AS
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Khouri AS

Incremental change works, but you still have to start somewhere, and once you do, there is no limit to how big each subsequent increment is. The public conversation now is Medicare for all, but to even get to that point there was the ACA/Obamacare – and even that was an effort to pass. Fear mongering, talk about socialized medicine & also death panels plagued the conversation and sabotaged the effort along with countless efforts to repeal it – but now in the decade after it was passed & people got used to the idea of healthcare with protections against pre-existing… Read more »

Mike The kite
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Mike The kite

The new technological revolution must come with new social and political revolution. UBI is a revolution in our social thinking and living as well as in our political and economic lives. Good thing we have NPV to clear things up!

steven bones
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steven bones

young tuurks have changed since they got that invester money.

CaMeLTJ
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CaMeLTJ

still wondering whats wrong with showing how one policy can have overlapping impacts that cascade throughout our lives. why is there a policy for every symptom than a policy for the root of the problem?

steven bones
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steven bones

the trouble with yang is he doesnt talk about anything else

Jim Tan
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Jim Tan

Sure, would be good to make a rebuttal on previous video, will share it on social media.

Holly Delaney
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Holly Delaney

The Earned Income Credit has been very successful & easy to implement within filing income tax. Why not expand that , starting with those who have no income & extending to those who make less than $100,000, let's say. In what way would this not meet the benefits of the UBI or be problematic? I would like to hear the pros or cons of this type of approach as opposed to a mainstream giveaway where money is spent on those who don't need it rather than those who do… I understand the issues of means tested programs, but this could… Read more »

Robert Covarrubias
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Robert Covarrubias

Ben Burgis is a professor, are kidding me, this is a lunatic psychopath and a very dumb, he education did not do him any good, he is dumb as hell. Unbelievable how dumb this person is! How stupid this professor is! Ana is so stupid she make the devil look like saint.

Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor & Arranger
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Yoon Jae Lee, Conductor & Arranger

Thank you for the excellent rebuttal video. I love all of your commentaries on progressive candidates and I like the fact that you are fair and objective unlike TYT who are just pro-Sanders.
I would LOVE it if you could do a response video to her original post about UBI from last week. I think it's important that Sanders supporters get accurate information on UBI so that the Yang and Sanders camps don't get hostile to each other.

jaiden baker
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jaiden baker

Just came from watching the TYT videos on the topic. I love the fact that you speak in a calm manner instead of getting emotionally charged. It's much more convincing, possibly even more important than the discussion itself. Keep up the good work 🙂

Joseph Martin
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Joseph Martin

I feel UBI would gain more support if it was funded via a wealth tax or something. Why are you guys so against that? Also, I think you need to show how it would help those most vulnerable. The single parents with no income and unable to work. Those with mental disability and disorders that can not work. As a supplement, sure. Also, while it helps one search for a job, how does UBI create jobs lost by automation? If he has a good job plan, you need to marry it to this UBI rhetoric. Lastly, how will this affect… Read more »

Xcite Carnalval
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Xcite Carnalval

People need to be realistic , no president can solve every problem while in office. UBI would be our best option for giving us leverage to solve more problems than anything else being offered. Everyone who’s not on the Yang yacht is being too needy, expecting Yang to be the cure all, solve all, do it all president. Cmon now, he’s the best option and we should give him the chance to fix our country. You guys are complainers, where are you big good ideas? You can state your concerns but please make sense and do thorough research geezzz!

Bruce Runnels
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Bruce Runnels

Just because someone does not agree with your approach to a problem does not preclude someone not offering other ideas that might make a solution work better. We like Yang, but he is not our "glorious" leader. We are not worshipers. We are not trumpistas.

Jeroen van Laar
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Jeroen van Laar

The reason that climate change solutions and the Freedom Dividend are connected so much is the fact that poor people cannot make choices. In fact most problems we have in today's society are related to poverty. In the Netherlands a few years ago research showed that increased animal neglect, increased violence in public transport and increased mental problems of teenage mothers all were directly linked to increased poverty. That is why Yang mentions his Freedom Dividend again and again, because the single best way to alleviate poverty is a freedom dividend.

Menelik Morton
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Menelik Morton

Very good!

Neal Tauss
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Neal Tauss

PROBLEMZ w/ YANG THANG: ….CONGRESS…….NOT the President…. is AND SHALL BE Constitutionally responsible for ALL Funding Initiatives…. be it UBI or…. covering our country in Nuclear Power Plants… and WHETHER our multi-fariou$ly multi-millionaire Congre$$ional leader-$hip will or WILL NOT FUND UBI ….they ARE currently $ub$idizing Nuclear Power (by the Billion$ & Billion$ & Billions)…ANNUALLY…while eye-ing … GREEDILY… ANY opportunity to further fund them FARTHER… as… aspirationally …in this case…. w/ Andrew Yang's PROPOSED Nuclear Nightmare & FunnelFeedingFrenzy For Fi$CAL/ FINAN-$HILL FA$CI$T$. Meanwhile….. RETRO$pectively…O' BAMA!?!… addre$$ing Congre$$…. receive$ a BI-CAMERAL FULL-THROATED $TANDING O…..for merely MENTIONING the $WEET HOTKi$$w/FULLTONGUE of Nuclear Power… Read more »

bit9k
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bit9k

Ana thought SSI was social security retirement. She also thought people pay into SSI which is untrue, you pay into social security. She also keeps calling the VAT regressive but it's only regressive you are rich AND spend more than 10k a month on non-essential items. Maybe she is rich? I don't know. She isn't uninformed, she is just lying. I say that because Cenk backs her up and Cenk should know the difference between SSI and social security.

Doan Trinh
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Doan Trinh

First they dismiss you – check
Then they mock you – check
Then they fight you – next
Then you win –

XYZ ABC
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XYZ ABC

"deep dive"

XYZ ABC
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XYZ ABC
Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez
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Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez

Love the mental gymnastics u guys has to do to explain his UBI. A better way could be stacking on every existing social program or funding through a mechanism that will not tax middle class.

Angela Dyer
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Angela Dyer

Ana, you need to read and learn the truth and facts about UBI… You are just out to destroy AYang with lies and no honest facts. You should be fired

AriKari
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AriKari

I work as a social worker for the city of seattle and your understanding of welfare is misunderstood. we usually verify through IRS records and SSN verify.

AllegroRubato
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AllegroRubato

Most of TYT and Ana in particular have always been awful. Progressives just don't get a chance to notice, because they're so often on the same side, and hold the same preferences/biases. I knew they'd come after Yang in due time. And they're not gonna stop. Propaganda is what they do.

Angela Tester
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Angela Tester

Means testing means people get trapped – under the limit – if their means goes above – they lose the benefit. Should they take that part time job and be worse off or should they not take the job and stay trapped? Yang's UBI income allows people to manage themselves according to their circumstances – new mums for example – or adult children needed to give elderly parents a helping hand.

Cran Berry
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Cran Berry

You are very thorough.

Freedom Dividend
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Freedom Dividend

The higher ground comment he said is reality because we are moving people from flood zones.
People need to understand though that the 1k/ is multi-faceted in how it will help so many people.

Jordan Schug
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Jordan Schug

Thanks for helping. After watching a few of her videos lately, I think she feels cornered and isn't thinking clearly. The reaction to this smear is going to only make things worse. This will be bad for the Sanders campaign. As a teacher of mine once wisely said "the first person to get mad loses"

Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez
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Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez

Ah im my state and my city i already pay 7% sales tax on every transaction with the UBI i would be paying almost and extra 20% tax his for 1000 extra income. I don’t think the amount of transactions i do monthly with this need taxes won’t do like at leas 700% extra dollars just in taxes.

Tom
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Tom

She's not a journalist, she's a a fox news personality who also has empathy for the less fortunate.

Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez
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Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez

What part of not being truly UNIVERSAL but opt-in make this policy progressive (Yang’s UBI not UBI as policy) also how does Yang expect to this money do anything for the people if first every state has different cuz of living & second what is gonna prevent this new income doesn’t get soaked by those pesky landlords if he doesn’t attack at least a rent-control measure? The VAT tax he is proposing will hit the middle class the most cuz by definition is a consumer class. Yes the billionaire by get some taxes on luxury products by they’re not as… Read more »

John Dorsey
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John Dorsey

Both of the people in this video were sooooooo miss informed, very sad that they represent a large channel which isn’t all bad but I had to unsubscribe.

Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez
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Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez

In a mind of a libertarian Yang’s UBI is UNIVERSAL cuz theoretically everyone (adult) has the change to get it(choice) even if they has to renounce to something. We progressive see a difference between possibility & reality. If u have a change or option to access something but in reality that choice harms u that not a real choice. That basically was basically the healthcare debate from the republican side where they frame their plan as giving u the choice when actually take away your choice.

Daniel Delos
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Daniel Delos

UBI literally doubles the current size of government BEFORE counting M4A which is also equal to about $9800/month/person. This effectively boosts the safety net to over 20K per adult. And about half that for Children. It's really disappointing how much of 'the left' are tripping over their own concepts thinking Yang is 'libertarian' when he couldn't be further from it. These are people I normally respect and then I realize they don't know how to do the most basic math and have no idea how small the current welfare programs actually are. "Do you want to eliminate the federal poverty… Read more »

APOKOLYPES
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APOKOLYPES

plz do rebuttal video, appreciate your balanced opinion, and exactly why I unsubscribed from TYT

Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez
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Dorian Michel Armenteros Sanchez

Ok again wtf are su saying. UBI is supplemental? That would be for a person that works and already has an income but since this is supposed to help people that mainly are gonna lose their jobs and can’t find a new one due to automation this will not become supplemental it will become their only source of income while they are unemployed u r being misleading i don’t know if is on purpose or u r naive abt this

william vizcarra
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william vizcarra

Your analysis are really good, fair, and logical constantly (even with what I sometimes don't agree)- never deviate from this format… So very few unbiased sources out there

Candice W Millones
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Candice W Millones

It's not call a VAT TAX (Value Added Tax Tax) Ana! It's called a VAT (Value Added Tax).

Ariel Banos
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Ariel Banos

You don’t have to guess what Yang is thinking or his intentions. All that’s need is to READ his massive list of policy proposals on his website. READ his book The War on Normal People. He’s not a candidate who just throws out vague platitudes like “We need to empower people” he gives very specific thought out plans on how to accomplish his goals. Them acting as if he just slaps policies together haphazardly without thinking about the most vulnerable in society is very disingenuous because they know better.