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Yang: Free Money, but No Beef or Cars (So What’s the Point??)

Yang: Free Money, but No Beef or Cars (So What’s the Point??)

Speaking Thursday at MSNBC’s climate forum at Georgetown University, presidential hopeful Andrew Yang suggested the government should tax the cattle industry and eliminate private car ownership.

“Cattle is very energy-consuming and energy-expensive, and if you project forward on what we would need to do to reduce emissions, you would want to modify Americans’ diets over time,” he told MSNBC host Ali Velshi.

“So then, what that would naturally do – and some people are going to hate this – but it would probably make those products more expensive. And that is appropriate because there’s a cost to producing food in that way. And so if you were to make it more expensive, then you would end up changing consumption patterns over time.”

Another thing Yang wants to take away from us in the name of climate change is our cars.

Private car ownership is “really inefficient and bad for the environment,” said Yang. To eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels, private car ownership may be replaced by “a constant roving fleet of electric cars.”

Yang wants to set a zero emissions standard for all new cars by 2030 and envisions the end to private ownership occurring by 2050. His climate plan, which calls for nearly $5 trillion in spending over the next two decades, proposes moving populations to higher ground to avoid the effects of climate change.

“Natural disasters and other effects of climate change are already causing damage and death…We need to adapt our country to this new reality,” reads the plan. 

Perhaps someone should remind Yang that this isn’t China.

Is Yang planning a totalitarian state like China where he gets to take away wholesale from the people and they have no say?

Whether or not his drastic proposals will help humanity survive, they will never work in a Democracy because voters will never approve such radical changes to their way of life.

If Yang really wants to push the United States toward a more energy efficient future, he needs to focus on smaller, more realistic changes than taking away our cars and our beef.

The Freedom Dividend

Let’s not forget about Yang’s hallmark proposal: a Universal Basic Income that provides $1,000 per month regardless of employment status. The plan would be funded by a new tax on companies that benefit most from automation.

“The most direct and concrete way for the government to improve your life is to send you a check for $1,000 every month and let you spend it in whatever manner will benefit you the most,” reads Yang’s campaign website.

“It is impossible to overstate the positive impact of $1K a month on households around the country. It would take people from a constant mindset of scarcity to a mindset of assured survival and possibility. It would transform our society in myriad positive ways by taking the boot off of people’s throats.”

Once again, Yang’s plans are immature and unrealistic. Yang has convinced himself that $1,000 per month would spur entrepreneurship, creativity, and art. Nothing in world history supports that notion.

Unfortunately, as history shows, many people who find the opportunity to earn money without working will not go out and create their own business; they will sit on the couch and do nothing.

Editor’s note:  Yang and his fellow socialists know very little about human nature and instinctual drives.

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  1. moosegringo

    The more they talk, the more they confirm what idiots they really are. And that’s the ying and yang of it.

  2. Grizz Mann

    Need a little more Yin to make Yang work.

  3. Fire21

    No leftist has yet explained how recharging electric cars will be done without some sort of power other than solar (what about nighttime?) and wind (windless days). Heating and cooling buildings, running factories and transportation, powering computers and entertainment, national defense, medical facilities…all use huge amounts of power that part-time sources just can’t supply. And then they want us to start eating veggieburgers! Ummm, can you FLAME grill that please?

  4. JC

    Yang should understand than we can easily justify eliminating him from the planet a lot easier than him removing our food, our transportation or our energy sources. What kind of morons are these that are running for the Democrat candidacy? They do not have even reasonable points to run on. They are not for America for sure. They should all quit now and go in for therapy! They are nuts!

    • Knobby

      The Energy Source we should be promoting:
      Thorium Reactor Generation: Invented in the 50s in Oak Ridge Labs in Tennessee, USA. Low-pressure reactors that utilize Thorium instead of Uranium.
      1) There is a modern design which utilizes gravity as a fail-safe shutdown mechanism – cannot fail due to lack of water/power/personnel. Remember Fukoshima.
      2) Tiny amounts of Thorium is found in beach sand world wide. No energy-intensive mining or extensive centrifuging required. Thorium is chemically leached from existing sand, which can be returned to the location it came from. (someone fact-check me on the leaching process)
      3) Thorium reactors can “burn” existing stock piles of uranium-reactor waste. Result is reduced toxic waste amounts and toxicity.
      4) Thorium reactors cannot be used to create ultra-high molecular weight byproducts, such as Plutonium, which is the critical ingredient of nuclear weapons. If Iran is wanting a non-weapon domestic nuclear power source, let them PROVE it – use Thorium!

      Andrew Yang: Obviously you have never lived in a rural environment. None of this vehicle sharing works out here, and we spend more money on land, tractors, and equipment then fancy passenger cars. Maybe Tesla will build a 75hp tractor that will run for 12 hours straight with a 16ft disc array, but I doubt it.

  5. Jack

    I helped support the Yangster yesterday,I bought a cow had it butchered and in 3 weeks it will be in my freezer. That’s one cow that will not be farting anymore.

  6. Larry Sears

    Does this fool actually have a functioning brain cell in his little head? I think his ‘plan’ is even more preposterous than what AOC has proposed. He has obviously never spent a minute in the central part of the country where it is often 50 miles or more between towns. A fleet of roving electric cars???? Give me a freaking break!!!!!!!

    • Joe Gilbertson

      Actually electric cars will be the equivalent of gas powered cars in every way, very shortly. The only shortage now is that they take a long time to charge, but there are batteries in the works that only take 5 minutes to charge. The biggest difference will be that you’ll fill up for about 6 bucks. But I still want to own my own car. Yang is an idiot.

      • Brian Schumaker

        Joe. You are forgetting about one little thing…..taxes. How is the government going to collect the road taxes, bridge rebuilding taxes, and all the other tax revenue they will be losing. Dont kid yourself…. that 6 bucks per fill will surely grow to 12 bucks. Then the higher demand in electricity will riase your electric bill prices.

  7. carol

    Yang is obviously a socialist moron. Capitalism will carry us through this if we allow it to go back to work.

  8. Rivahmitch

    Actually, he seems to be a communist chink who wants to bring thei chicom control system here. He should be eliminated.