Failed Democrat Presidential Candidate Leaves Democratic Party
Andrew Yang, a failed presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, has left the party to become an Independent.
Andrew Yang was one of the youngest candidates running for president and holds some very progressive ideas such as Universal Basic Income (UBI) and AOC’s idiotic Green New Deal.
Yang said, “If you look at where my policies are coming from and what I’m pushing, it’s very different from being a Democrat”. Yang cited his disagreements with the Democratic Party leadership as one of the main reasons for leaving.
Yang said he plans to keep pushing for Universal Basic Income, a $1,000 monthly check for every American over the age of 18. This plan would cost an estimated $2 trillion per year.
The Daily Wire reported,
“I changed my voting registration from ‘Democrat’ to ‘Independent’ today. It was a strangely emotional experience,” Yang wrote.
Despite a lifetime of being a Democrat and voting Democrat as well as still having many friends deeply involved in the party, Yang said, “I’m confident that no longer being a Democrat is the right thing.”
“So why do I feel in my heart that this is the right move?” Yang said. “While it was simply a small piece of paperwork, I genuinely felt a shift in my mindset as soon as I signed it.”
“My goal is to do as much as I can to advance our society. There are phenomenal public servants doing great work every day – but our system is stuck. It is stuck in part because polarization is getting worse than ever,” Yang wrote. “Many of the people I know are doing all of the good they can – but their impact is constrained. Now that I’m not a member of one party or another, I feel like I can be even more honest about both the system and the people in it.”
Yang has proven to us that he has no idea how real economics works. He may be a successful businessman, but that’s different than running an economy. Thankfully, nobody wanted him to be president. His UBI would only bankrupt our country and as we’ve seen already with the massive unemployment benefits that people were getting and that some still get, this “free money” increases crime rather than reducing it as they believe would happen with the UBI. All it does, in reality, is enable them the free time to go out and cause problems.