My statement on the discussed stimulus package. My team has been in touch with the White House and we are offering resources. pic.twitter.com/Bi58oq7Q9V— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) March 17, 2020
NEW: Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin: “We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately…and I mean now, in the next two weeks.”— ABC News (@ABC) March 17, 2020
Mnuchin declined to name an amount. https://t.co/fGuwrsbtfV pic.twitter.com/n8vtFOlZv9
BREAKING: Pres. Trump and Treasury Sec. Mnuchin say they’re looking into sending Americans checks for $1,000 each to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus. They’ve released no details yet, but the idea echoes Andrew Yang’s call for a universal ‘Freedom Dividend’ pic.twitter.com/P69bA3Ja24— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 17, 2020
Trump and Mnuchin appear on board with direct cash payments to tens of million of Americans — inconceivable like 3 days ago— Jeffrey Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 17, 2020
Forget what I said earlier and take this pic.twitter.com/uwS6PoZP1c— pine-kun (@senpinecone) March 17, 2020
Joint statement by conservatives Stephen Moore, Art Laffer, Steve Forbes: “Don’t expand welfare and other income redistribution benefits like paid leave and unemployment benefits that will inhibit growth and discourage work”— Jeffrey Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 17, 2020
THERE IT IS: MNUCHIN: “We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately.”— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 17, 2020
Back off from the payroll tax cut.
As COVID-19 threatens to wreak havoc on the economy, Mnuchin announced the administration was seriously considering sending Americans checks. I talked to OG basic income advocate @AndrewYang about the recent cash infusion ideas that are similar to his. https://t.co/yB6e0hGp1P— Abby Vesoulis (@abbyvesoulis) March 17, 2020
HUGE.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 17, 2020
Treasury Sec Steve Mnuchin: “We are looking at sending checks to Americans immediately…Americans need cash now and the president wants to get cash now. And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”
Mnuchin: Discussing details w/ GOP senators. We like idea of $1K.
Andrew Yang demands Congress pass emergency universal basic income bill to prevent coming depression: “Every moment and every hour counts. Congress needs to pass this bill right now.”— Zach and Matt Show (@ZachandMattShow) March 17, 2020
Full video: https://t.co/gt7tlVsd1E #MoneyForThePeople pic.twitter.com/3bsyYnZfQh
A year ago, I alienated a lot of my readers with my Yang Gang articles, but the Yang campaign pushed UBI into the mainstream. Now, the Overton Window has shifted and a radical idea is rapidly becoming a consensus. We’re going to get UBI without Andrew Yang being president.
Note: Yang Gang is going to be the only thing we did during the Trump presidency that shifted the Overton Window.