Mike, thanks for a well-thought-out column.
I appreciate your doing the numbers on the UBI. In addition to all its other drawbacks, a little math shows that it’s financially impossible at a time when some people are trying to cut social security and food stamps, not to mention any subsidy for major medical insurance premiums for the low-wage workers. I wrote a column on this UBI topic where I also did the math and it’s truly impossible.
The goal that Yang wants to achieve is possible with subsidized public corps that hire lower-skilled workers at a living wage to perform useful services such as housing for seniors with dementia, transportation for people with disabilities, day care for working families, etc.
For what it’s worth, I think that the Dems candidate needs to be someone who
— Will not incite the right-wing Republicans to leave the house and vote for Mr. T
— Will not incite the racists, misogynists, and religious zealots to leave the house and vote for Mr. T
— Will offer a fours years of No-Drama government to those in the middle who are sick of the never-ending Mr. Crazy DC Circus.
In other words, someone who is a sure as possible of winning the election and keeping the right wing from getting one or more Supreme Court justices.
Just my personal opinion.
— David Grace