Just watched Andrew Yangs speech at the 2019 DNC summer workshop. Great stuff.
It occurs to me that his sales pitch to charge Tech company a new VAT in order to pay for the freedom dividend is a single sided pitch. Consider that the VAT will surely be charged to for-profit medical institutions, any manufacturer in the military-industrial complex, anything but service industry will be directly taxed for their addition of value.
The pitch of course still stands. As any and all of these companies services its customers–the American citizen–it will use the much feared “data-tech” to harvest and use your minds and habits and doings to make sure you want to pay it more money. The cashmere grew on the sheep, as Chinese proverb goes.
Once passed, the GOP can still elect a president who wants to grow the military, BUT, the American economy will be stimulated bottom-up because the munition and war-machine companies will fund freedom dividend by paying VAT on money it receives from the federal government.
These Democrats are freaking geniuses!!
This is one victory that will keep on winning!!!
It does beg the question though, if I observed correctly, there seem to have been support from both Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk, via retweet, donation, or tweets. Why are these CEOs who run multiple companies asking for more VAT. I mean, spaceX is potentially defense sector… why are they asking for more taxes?