Do you plan on voting for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election?

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Please use this space to explain your reasons for your 2020 vote.

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I didn't in 2016 and I won't in 2020. I know he's a long-shot candidate - and I don't want to hear the "wasted vote" argument - but I like Andrew Yang more and more every time I hear him speak. Things that particularly resonate with me is his point that data is like the oil of the 21st century. We have these awesome devices, and it's hard to live in today's society without them, but it's bullshit that companies like Apple and Facebook are claiming ownership over my data willy nilly.
 
The other thing that makes sense to me about Yang's platform is his warning about automation. We know from history classes about how great the Industrial Revolution was for America and the world. But there are repercussions - displaced workers killed themselves or rioted, and it led to some mayhem. Not good. Why should the money saved from automation in industries like food service and truck driving, just to name two, go only to these insanely rich companies? 
 
Yang bills his universal basic income proposal as the "Freedom Dividend" with the logic being that we're all shareholders in this great economy. If we're going to increasingly automate jobs - especially at a rate that dwarfs the Industrial Revolution - then why shouldn't the American people get a piece of that? 
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Quote from michael on December 20, 2019, 8:04 pm
I didn't in 2016 and I won't in 2020. I know he's a long-shot candidate - and I don't want to hear the "wasted vote" argument - but I like Andrew Yang more and more every time I hear him speak. Things that particularly resonate with me is his point that data is like the oil of the 21st century. We have these awesome devices, and it's hard to live in today's society without them, but it's bullshit that companies like Apple and Facebook are claiming ownership over my data willy nilly.
 
The other thing that makes sense to me about Yang's platform is his warning about automation. We know from history classes about how great the Industrial Revolution was for America and the world. But there are repercussions - displaced workers killed themselves or rioted, and it led to some mayhem. Not good. Why should the money saved from automation in industries like food service and truck driving, just to name two, go only to these insanely rich companies? 
 
Yang bills his universal basic income proposal as the "Freedom Dividend" with the logic being that we're all shareholders in this great economy. If we're going to increasingly automate jobs - especially at a rate that dwarfs the Industrial Revolution - then why shouldn't the American people get a piece of that? 

Despite some seemingly wild yet pragmatic ideas, Yang will sadly never make it.  Biden seems like he's going to be the guy, which is not great for the left. Trump kinda nailed him on the "sleepy Joe" jab. The people want to be entertained and who better than an erratic compulsive liar to keep things interesting. BUT, money talks and Yang's dividend would bring out the democratic vote! IF he was the nominee, Yang could take it.

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Still not sure on that one. Most of the wisest people I know back Trump hands down. He makes me feel uneasy. This leaves me conflicted on the topic.

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It's said that Americans vote with their dollars. My Obamacare insurance plan is nearly 1/3 of the price it was in previous years, which I do like. Hell, let him keep it going!

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Quote from michael on December 20, 2019, 8:04 pm
I didn't in 2016 and I won't in 2020. I know he's a long-shot candidate - and I don't want to hear the "wasted vote" argument - but I like Andrew Yang more and more every time I hear him speak. Things that particularly resonate with me is his point that data is like the oil of the 21st century. We have these awesome devices, and it's hard to live in today's society without them, but it's bullshit that companies like Apple and Facebook are claiming ownership over my data willy nilly.
 
The other thing that makes sense to me about Yang's platform is his warning about automation. We know from history classes about how great the Industrial Revolution was for America and the world. But there are repercussions - displaced workers killed themselves or rioted, and it led to some mayhem. Not good. Why should the money saved from automation in industries like food service and truck driving, just to name two, go only to these insanely rich companies? 
 
Yang bills his universal basic income proposal as the "Freedom Dividend" with the logic being that we're all shareholders in this great economy. If we're going to increasingly automate jobs - especially at a rate that dwarfs the Industrial Revolution - then why shouldn't the American people get a piece of that? 

Despite some seemingly wild yet pragmatic ideas, Yang will sadly never make it.  Biden seems like he's going to be the guy, which is not great for the left. Trump kinda nailed him on the "sleepy Joe" jab. The people want to be entertained and who better than an erratic compulsive liar to keep things interesting. BUT, money talks and Yang's dividend would bring out the democratic vote! IF he was the nominee, Yang could take it.

I wholly agree with you that I don't think Yang will be the one to get the nomination, and that's fine. When it comes to his ideas, he seems somewhat content on just getting those ideas out there. UBI (Freedom Dividend) is something that has really never come up in our political discourse. Now it has. If that's what you're for, than Yang's campaign has already been a success in a lot of ways.