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What Would You Do With $500 A Month? Stockton Pilots Universal Basic Income Program | Nightly News



Stockton, California gave money to random recipients from neighborhoods where the median annual income is $46,000 – no strings attached — as part of a privately funded program called SEED. Early results show much of the funds have been used on food, retail and utilities.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC
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  1. Andrew Yang wants to implement a Freedom Dividend of a 1000 dollars per month to every American Citizen 18 years and older till the day you expire. The money comes from savings on other welfare programs, social services, economic growth estimated in the Trillions of GDP and through implementing a mild Value Added Tax or VAT of 10% on luxury consumer goods. Yang 2020, look him up, visit his website Yang2020.com and learn about his forward thinking positive vision for the United States where Human value is greater than economic value and Data trumps emotion and fear. Don't forget to educate yourself about the primary and General election process and register to vote if you want to bring real systemic change to our country which desperately needs it.

  2. Private money is fine. Most middle class Americans can't afford to pay more taxes.

  3. If you like the idea of a basic income, look up Andrew Yang and see if you want to vote for him for president. He's proposing this universal basic income of $1000/month. Voting starts soon. Here is a good link to start learning about him: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGrmnFPLeLIGLTyuyS3cl4dyqtjncZ5N7

  4. Redistribution of wealth is a SOCIALIST cornerstone.

  5. It's a treacherous game by design & Tubbs been on the forefront of helping others, most criticize few are original

  6. wow. extra 500 a month! where I live basic salary is 320 a month.

  7. Always saying you're the richest country on earth, and many people aren't even able to buy the basics to sustain LIFE!!!!
    Facepalm for being global/international embarrassment.. (No developed country has your level of poverty or illiteracy) <~ Neither do many third world countries btw…
    US literacy is ridiculously low and it has nothing to do with immigrants, since those are often more literate than people born in the US… (No first world countries ranks that low, and of course really proud about that also.)

  8. Beautiful Great News.. Yes..👍💖 Sharing is Careing.. 💕🍃🌍🍃💕
    ps.. the next step would be to take care of the homeless.. Thank you from my heart 🍃💖🍃✌

  9. The idea of UBI dates back to the 16th century by Sir Thomas More.

  10. Just imagine – a humane government and society in America.

  11. Andrew Yang 2020 for president. 1000 a month if he wins!

  12. When is it cool to los Angeles California and San Francisco San Diego?? Why chosen family??

  13. The money has to come from someplace. If it comes from private donors, great. If it comes from the government it’s welfare.

    Call it what you want but it’s still welfare if taxpayers are covering the cost.

    Are you people really that stupid to think this is free?

  14. For people saying they'd spend it on a better this or that. You're not who the program aims to help. When money's tight, it's tight to the point that it has psychological impacts and more. Those are the people who need it

  15. This is such a great idea!!

  16. If this sounds like a really good idea to you, look up Andrew Yang. You will not be disappointed.

  17. I want to say "Hookers & Blow", but that's not a buyer's market right now.
    Government needs to step in and regulate prices….maybe drop some Anti Trust magic on Medellin

  18. People dont have jobs because there are no jobs, not because they dont look for jobs. Robots, AI, automation and Outsourcing took all the jobs. At least with UBI, they can support local businesses and go further to look for jobs. You cant search far when you are starving.

  19. I would go back to school

  20. Look up Andrew Yang!!! This could be for all of us!!!!

  21. The democrats ruined California taking people money and not letting people live their fullest

  22. I could really be able to buy good meat and vegetables, I would shop at aldi's first, than Walmart, i am dreaming of shopping for food

  23. This something America is behind in an that's helping the right people not everyone

  24. I actually have a job and work for my money … so this program would be horrible for me. Where do you think the money is going to come from ? Your paycheck and mine….

  25. I am happy for the lady in the clip. Praise the Lord 👍🙏

  26. Andrew Yang for President! UBI 2020!

  27. 2020 vote blue this would help everyone even me and my bf

  28. I would honestly spend that in under 30 minutes

  29. This is presidential candidate Andrew Yang's main proposal but at $1000/mo for every American citizen 18+ till expiration. Learn more at yang2020.com. Feel free to leave questions in a thread as well.

  30. Im gonna buy weeds and alcohol bev

  31. Not with it. Sooner than later, it falls on the tax payers. (Privately funded for the test) Nah. I pay enough for welfare, wic, snap, and all that. Keep asking the grandkids for money yo’. And educate them on birth control. That’s why she has 9 grandkids to take care of. Quite sure 10 & 11 will be along soon.

  32. Ados life sad… Andrew yang 1000 grand per month. thats real change

  33. YouTube Andrew Yang!

  34. Missing another 500. Equal 1000per month.

  35. If they don’t make enough, maybe get another job, or even better move out of that shithole that California is to a state that income to cost of living is better

  36. Here is an easy solution to the guaranteed income issue. All you have to do is make one requirement. You have to either be going to school volunteering or employed or in a job training program. If you are a senior or disabled This qualification doesn't apply to you. If you are able body, but it applies to you. You could look at this such as as a stipend. but given that California is one of the most expensive states to live in, and they have serious issue with homelessness and poverty. I would think that they would be the first state to implement that guaranteed income. Because they are pushing people into the streets. So they have to fix it.

  37. Imagine this kind of support on a national scale. If that sounds positive to you, consider Andrew Yang for President 2020.

    Yang offers over 150 additional policies meant to prepare America for the future and to empower the people to make things happen rather than the government or big business.

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