Andrew Yang did not come up with this idea, John Delaney made national news when he promoted the idea himself.

He is a former democratic presidential candidate who did not last long in the election cycle after getting trashed by Elizabeth Warren 2 summers ago.

That was the end of Delaney, but ironically he didn’t suspend his candidacy until just before the Iowa Caucuses back in February.

10 months later.

“Pay Americans to take a coronavirus vaccine”

Says Andrew Ya-no wait, John Delaney?

Since the Washington Post has a paywall up until a certain number of site visits, I’ll provide you a video explaining himself on cnn.

He makes some good points. Not that many people take the flu shot. Vaccinations have become unnecessarily politicized, and there is only distrust in the idea of being vaccinated alone. But getting people paid to be vaccinated is honestly something I never thought of.

You can place distrust in established institutions which provides safe means of being healthy, but being offered breadcrumbs to the degree of a thousand dollars or more as a means of simply doing what’s necessary to protect others might just be the bridge to connecting radicalized thinkers to the rest of the world.

Name anything else that could be more enticing to get a vaccine other than a thousand dollars. A decent PC setup? Free movies for a year? Free food for 3 months? Cancelling your rent payments for 2 months? A month of free college? Money seems to be the trick.

“Where’s the money gonna come from? Surely pharmaceuticals can’t shoot themselves in the foot?”

Absolutely not. I think that’s the last thing any company would do.

But what if we flipped the script? Make people pay money to get vaccinated!


The government needs to bail out the people one way or the other.

The people need to be vaccinated one way or the other.

People need to stop dying one way or the other.

Posted by Jack Burrows, filed under Current Events. Date: December 1, 2020, 10:47 pm | 1 Comment »

There is a runoff election that determines the fate of the biden presidency.

During the 2020 presidential election, which I carefully drank PB and waited days to see through to the end on CNN, it was quickly revealed that the balance of power in the Senate was at stake. At stake at none other than where the results were most eye-opening, the state of Georgia.

Some basic rules of government to keep you up on. For a bill to pass, the house needs to come up with something and get a majority vote. Then it goes to the senate which requires a majority vote, then to the president who needs to sign off on it.

If a bill fails in the house, its dead. If a bill fails in the senate, it’s dead. If a bill doesn’t get the presidential seal of approval (called a veto) the Senate can overturn a veto with a 2/3rds supermajority in BOTH the house and senate.

So what’s the big deal with Georgia, due to the narrow margins in both races, both races were called to runoff elections. Runoffs take place when the outcome of multiple candidates running come between a narrow margin between 2 candidates. It’s basically an added step in an election like when democrats and republicans vote on who to play dodgeball with each other.

And why does this matter for democratic-leaning voters? If any one of the two senatorial races in Georgia are lost to republicans, the republican senate majority will block all democratic bills passed in the house leaving president-elect biden with nothing to ever sign off on.

Could Biden enact his presidential powers to pass bills regardless if republicans block it in the senate? To the best of my knowledge, sure, but that would only be viewed as authoritarian at the least and unconstitutional at best.

With enough information provided, it would now make sense why Andrew Yang moved his entire family to georgia to help campaign for the candidates Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Yang has received widespread criticism for moving to georgia to basically vote there. While there is no length of residency requirement to vote in georgia, it is against the law to vote in multiple states for the same election cycle. IDK this to be sure off the top of my head but I can safely say that if this rule wasn’t enforced that we would already know it by now.

Posted by Jack Burrows, filed under Andrew Yang, Current Events. Date: December 1, 2020, 10:13 pm | No Comments »

Andrew Yang is not alone.

You heard that right. Andrew Yang is not the only Politician who supports Universal Basic Income.

Earlier this year he started a nonprofit called Humanity Forward which promotes Universal Basic Income to all levels of government in the USA.

I can’t give a solid number, but Humanity Forward has endorsed probably around 50 different candidates.

You’d be surprised to find out one of those candidates actually visited UW-Whitewater a few years back. He is a two-time US House of Representatives candidate for Wisconsin’s 5th congressional district, Tom Palzewicz.

Unfortunately, as most democrats perform in rural areas of the country, he lost both elections, first to longtime incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner and then to Scott Fitzgerald, who was Wisconsin’s local 15th district senator for 25 years before being elected to the US House of Representatives.

Tom Palzewicz’s endorsement from Humanity Forward came following his expressed interest into being open to the idea of Universal Basic Income, a trend many local politicians around the country have started to understand better.

Unfortunately, UBI has the stigma of being called a “handout”, thus being labeled as money for homeless people without jobs. The reality is that politicians are starting to realize that there is no other path forward than for the government to directly bail out the people like it did back in March.

Recently in the news, a bipartisan group of US Senators have lobbied for a 900+billion dollar stimulus check aimed at helping small businesses.

Andrew Yang was quick to criticize that the proposed bill does not include direct cash relief to the American people. In that regard, he is right. Small businesses, and the American People are two different things.

In a recent interview with CNN, Andrew Yang has pointed out the obvious, the biggest thing standing in the middle of the government providing relief to the people is politics.

Andrew also talks about my next blog which is about his involvement in the Georgia senate runoff.

Posted by Jack Burrows, filed under Current Events. Date: December 1, 2020, 9:56 pm | No Comments »