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Out of curiosity, what attracts you to both Trump and Yang?

They’re so radically different, I honestly can’t see much overlap.

trump is making america more competitive, and calling out our competitors particularly china. his negotiating tactics imo are working to his favor. he is restricting low npv people immigration, which is a short term boost to gdp but a long term headwind as they age. cons, he is cutting taxes, but not cutting expenditures which is increasing the deficit. he is unable to bring together the nation. he gave tax cuts to the rich. he is attacking hte most productive mega states/cities.

yang wants to help everyone through ubi. wants to cut social security and medicare and give money to everyone. he wants to introduce vat tax, imo a better tax is just a flat tax rate. (it’ll essentially be offset by UBI, and disproportionately tax the rich). I dont like how he wants to give benefits to low tier immigrants. we need to create ways to dissuade them form coming here to limit future liability. 

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Schopenhauer wrote:

Out of curiosity, what attracts you to both Trump and Yang?

They’re so radically different, I honestly can’t see much overlap.

Just going to guess he hates Warren that much. 

Warren getting elected would likely be pretty-to-horribly bad for our industry.

For any industry

I think a lot of people like Andrew Yang just because he does not spew as much anti capitalist rhetoric as Pocahontas or Bernie, who blatantly vilify certain parts of the population for political gain. 

Of course, once you consider that Yang’s policy proposals, it becomes apparent that he’ll need to kill many industries and raise trillions of dollars in taxes. 

So, I guess what I’m saying is that personality matters to a lot of people, and also that they don’t really know as much about Yang compared to the others. 

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technically ubi will stimulate many industries disproportionally helping the ones that serve the poor. with that said vat taxes are also highly regressive and will tax each node in the supply chain causing higher prices to all end users. but the key is the more expensive the good, the higher the tax. 

many cos can avoid this form of taxation by becoming vertically integrated. you will essentially kill competition in this manner. 

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Schopenhauer wrote:

Out of curiosity, what attracts you to both Trump and Yang?

They’re so radically different, I honestly can’t see much overlap.

Of course they’re different – but I like them both.

As for Yang: I’m really interested to see what UBI would do for those in the country that are really struggling from day-to-day.  It could be a total disaster or it could be a life-changing positive force.  No one really knows how it would turn out on a large-scale across the entire US adult population– but I’d be willing to vote for giving it a shot.

As for Trump: I’m a Democrat – but these days I mostly feel abandoned by my party… and I actually like Trump… so for anyone other than Yang, I’d probably vote Trump (my first time ever voting Republican).

Marathon_runner wrote:

As for Trump: I’m a Democrat – but these days I mostly feel abandoned by my party… and I actually like Trump… so for anyone other than Yang, I’d probably vote Trump (my first time ever voting Republican).

I have officially heard it all now, no point in existing further.

Not a criticism, just have not encountered this before.

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you should never limit innovation esp if it is the cheaper alternative. if people are worthless get rid of them. they can either adapt to something else or receive ubi as a panacea  for their malaise.

quite honestly. if we just opened borders. most americans are already worthless as is.

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Kiplinger wrote:

Bernie is a clown, he rants and rants but seems incapable of explaining his solutions apart from hurr durr its the corporations fault. 

Saw yangs climate plan and it was impressive. The thing I hate is that none of these platforms  allow him to completely unpack the problems and he is forced to distill it into soundbites for the average person.

If the trucking industry is going to save 168 billion at the expense of 3.5 million jobs, I want to know what the overall  effect on the industry and truck workers  would be on passing legislation to limit the effect of automation on trucking and making sure the current jobs generated in San fran are geared towards solving automation only to address the labour shortfall. There must be a study on this somewhere 

I think it’s unfair to label him a clown, he’s one of the few politicians that have maintained their political leaning for years without just flowing with public opinion. If you listen to his town hall (or listen to him on rogan’s podcast) you’ll hear his strategy in more detail and although you may disagree with the overall philosophy, it’s logical and sound. 

i already think we have a quasi ubi system in place -whether it be government jobs or bull **** corporate jobs which receive tax breaks - not too mention all the social nets. I like yang’s system of cutting the bureaucratic process (a ubi job in itself), removing the selection process and just paying it to everyone. 

the savings from ai will go to the rich. which will then be taxed byt the govt. who will give back to the poor in order to prevent riots. so the idea is if there are more savings, then you just increase the taxes on the rich to subsidize the poor at the minimal level where they dont riot.

improving efficiency is better than keeping useless people. you are essentially unfairly giving ubi to certain people as oppose to the masses as a whole. its the same thing, but people will be more selective than govt. aka hire hotter chicks  or something.

the data entry people can find something else to do. in the mean time ubi is essentially an unemployment benefit. hell can you imagine if we didnt have social security. we’d have old people doing ****. do you know how slow they are?

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