It would be preferable if recipients were forced to relinquish all other government benefits (as Yang originally proposed), but I understand that may not be politically feasible.
It’s fine, whatever.
The Founding Fathers explicitly sought to limit the influence of average Americans and shield Congress from public pressure. That’s why US senators were originally appointed, not elected.
The Framers also intended to make it as difficult as possible to pass legislation:
Mutable policy are…calamitous…if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?
“Democracy dollars” are counter to both these founding principles.
Yang’s $4.9 trillion plan to combat climate change is stupid. Details HERE.
Drug addiction “crises” exist purely as cultural biases. Gambling, smoking, pornography, and fast food are empirically as addictive, and arguably more destructive, to the individual and/or society.
Also, it’s fake news.
Yang claims Trump won Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin due to the loss of manufacturing jobs.
But that’s correlation, not causation.
An actual cause would be that Hillary Clinton barely campaigned in Michigan and Wisconsin due to overconfidence. Instead, she campaigned in Republican-leaning states like Arizona in the hopes of running up the score. That strategic blunder was inarguably, a major contributing factor in her razor thin defeat.
For the record, MFP currently boasts an 89.4% accuracy rate.