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Politics Promising free money for the poor, Andrew Yang enters NYC mayoral race

07:55  14 january  2021
07:55  14 january  2021 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Andrew Yang speaking at a rally in in Washington Square Park last May. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images. When Andrew Yang , the peppy UBI evangelist, dropped out of the presidential race last Tuesday

Andrew Yang is entering the mayor’s race, his campaign said Wednesday night, betting that the same concept of universal basic income that helped make him a stronger than expected candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest will win over New York City voters.

In a slick video announcing his run, the entrepreneur touts his Big Apple creds — which have come under question in recent days — and talks about his signature policy proposal.

“We need to realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a guaranteed minimum income and get cash into the hands of people who need it most,” he says in a voice-over during shots of city streets.

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He wants to give the poorest half million New Yorkers $2,000 to $5,000 a year, a sum to “be grown over time as it receives more funding from public and philanthropic organizations,” according to a memo shared with reporters. Yang would devote $1 billion a year to the checks, which would go to New Yorkers “regardless of their immigration status or life experience (i.e., past experience with incarceration).”

The funds would be distributed through a new “People’s Bank of New York City” on a monthly basis, the memo stated — though there’s no discussion of how Yang would pay for all this as the city faces a multibillion-dollar revenue shortfall.

This latest version of universal basic income is a bit more modest than the one he proposed on the presidential campaign trail, $1,000 a month to all Americans. That proposal helped elevate Yang, who’s never held office before, on to the Democratic presidential debate stage alongside much more experienced pols. He dropped out of the contest in February, but not before creating a die-hard following known as the “Yang Gang.”

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Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for New York City mayor on Wednesday, several weeks after he had filed paperwork to run for the office. He joins a field of dozens of mayoral candidates, according to the city records.

New Yorkers roasted Yang after the mayoral candidate opened up about living upstate during most of the pandemic instead of in his two-bedroom NYC After dropping out of the presidential race last year, Andrew Yang announced in December he would be campaigning to become the next mayor of the

Whether his business record and self-deprecating remarks about being a math guy will win over voters in New York City — arguably tougher ground than small early-primary states — remains to be seen.

a man that is standing in the snow: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang shakes hands with a supporter outside of Hopkinton Town Hall following a campaign event in February 2020 in Hopkinton, N.H. © Scott Eisen Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang shakes hands with a supporter outside of Hopkinton Town Hall following a campaign event in February 2020 in Hopkinton, N.H.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang shakes hands with a supporter outside of Hopkinton Town Hall following a campaign event in February 2020 in Hopkinton, N.H. (Scott Eisen/)

In recent days, he’s come under criticism for his tone-deaf explanation for why he and his family spent a long stretch of the pandemic in upstate New Paltz, even as millions of city dwellers faced unprecedented challenges.

“We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And so, like, can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment, and then trying to do work yourself?” Yang told The New York Times.

The new video — directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, according to the Yang campaign — seems to attempt to address the backlash.

“I came of age, fell in love and became a father here,” Yang says after some words about the Mets and Nets. “New York City has been my home for 25 years.”

He’s set to give his campaign launch speech Thursday in Morningside Park in Manhattan.

Yang faces tough competition. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and city Comptroller Scott Stringer are seen as front-runners in the June Democratic primary, and Wall Street favorite Ray McGuire said Wednesday he had raised a whopping $5 million in about six weeks.

Watch: Even Junior Team USA member couldn’t believe they won .
Team USA won the IIHF World Junior Championship with a 2-0 win over Canada at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Tuesday, and even one of the team’s players couldn’t believe it. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports As Team USA lined up to receive their gold medals for their win at the event, NHL Network cameras captured the players’ reactions. One of the young players was even heard saying “are you shi–ing me?” about the team’s win. One of the announcers humorously replied, “Nope. No we are not.” Announcer “nope. No we are not” https://t.co/xd9RGtCG8L — Beto Durán (@DuranSports) January 6, 2021 Nope, it’s not a fantasy.

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