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    Want a liberal to give you $12,000 of their own money?

    It appears Andrew Yang, one of the Democratic candidates, who is campaigning for a universal basic income of $1,000 a month is running a "pilot" program where he is paying 10 people $1,000/month.

    Now I don't believe in universal basic income (seems impractical since if everyone gets $1k month, you would have to be taxing everyone $1K a month to pay for it just to break even) but if he wants to hand me $12K out of his own funds, I am fine with that.

    You can enter here:
    https://www.yang2020.com/

    Rules: https://www.yang2020.com/fd-give-rules/

    Open till Sept 19. US residents only. And they would of course want to use you in their marketing campaign.
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    I'm reminded of a Simpsons episode where Bart and Lisa were doing work on the side using Grandpa Simpson's name because they were too young to work legally. When they were eventually found out, they wondered why Grandpa wasn't suspicious of the paychecks showing up in his name.

    "Didn't you wonder why you were getting paid for doing nothing?"
    "I just assumed the Democrats were back in power."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I'm reminded of a Simpsons episode where Bart and Lisa were doing work on the side using Grandpa Simpson's name because they were too young to work legally. When they were eventually found out, they wondered why Grandpa wasn't suspicious of the paychecks showing up in his name.

    "Didn't you wonder why you were getting paid for doing nothing?"
    "I just assumed the Democrats were back in power."


    Wouldn't it be funny if Yang's winners were all conservatives? Then when they went to make commercials featuring the winners, they all said, "Nah we are totally against UBI and will be voting for Trump. But if liberals are handing out their own money who are we to refuse?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post


    Wouldn't it be funny if Yang's winners were all conservatives? Then when they went to make commercials featuring the winners, they all said, "Nah we are totally against UBI and will be voting for Trump. But if liberals are handing out their own money who are we to refuse?"
    Considering that they do a background check of the pool of potential winners they'll probably try to assure that does not happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    Considering that they do a background check of the pool of potential winners they'll probably try to assure that does not happen
    I don't think a background check shows what party you belong to, but they might think it a good thing to say "we have republicans on board!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I don't think a background check shows what party you belong to, but they might think it a good thing to say "we have republicans on board!"
    They could see what groups you belong to for instance and make an educated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    They could see what groups you belong to for instance and make an educated guess.
    How would a background check show that?

    Most background checks just show stuff like financials and arrests and stuff. Of course they might do their own deep dive, hiring a detective to try to dig up dirt on all of their "winners".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    They could see what groups you belong to for instance and make an educated guess.
    Oh, I'm sure there will be a thorough vetting process to insure that only the "correct" people are accepted.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    How would a background check show that?

    Most background checks just show stuff like financials and arrests and stuff. Of course they might do their own deep dive, hiring a detective to try to dig up dirt on all of their "winners".
    Not even a deep drive. The service that my gf's law firm uses also goes through social media and the like and it's available to the public (I think you subscribe to it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Oh, I'm sure there will be a thorough vetting process to insure that only the "correct" people are accepted.
    Perhaps you should enter using a woman's first name but note that you were formerly known as "Robert" or whatever.

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