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Aug 13 - Elon Musk backs presidential candidate Andrew Yang
 

 
Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk supports long-shot Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

“I support Yang,” Musk tweeted Saturday in response to a comment about Yang on Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History feed, an account that Musk follows.


And Yang responded: “Thank you Elon — this means a great deal. Congrats on building the future.”


Musk — who is currently worth very nearly $20 billion, according to Forbes — and Yang have stated similar views on the need for a universal basic income (UBI) in the U.S.

“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,” Musk told CNBC in 2016. “Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.”

And UBI is of the main tenants of Yang’s campaign platform — he pledges to give $1,000 a month to all American citizens 18 and older. Yang also says his so-called “Freedom Dividend” is necessary as robots and automation replace human workers more rapidly than people can find and be retrained for new jobs.

(Third party projections as to how robots will impact the job market for humans are mixed as to whether automation will make or destroy jobs overall.)

Musk’s previous forays into politics have been charged.

He was heavily criticized for agreeing to sit on three of President Donald Trump’s presidential councils in 2016, before resigning in June 2017 over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” he said at the time.


A year later, Musk came under fire for donating almost $40,000 to Protect the House, a Republican political-action committee designed to help Republicans during the 2018 midterm elections.

Musk, both individually and through his companies, donates to candidates, political campaigns and political-action committees. He donates “a nominal amount” to both parties, he has said, “to maintain dialogue.”

“Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party,” Musk tweeted.


Musk, who was born in Pretoria, South Africa but became an American citizen in 2002, has said he is a registered Independent.

“To be clear, I am not a conservative,” Musk tweeted in 2018. “Am registered independent [and] politically moderate. Doesn’t mean I’m moderate about all issues. Humanitarian issues are extremely important to me [and] I don’t understand why they are not important to everyone.”


Neither SpaceX nor Tesla immediately responded to CNBC Make It’s request for comment on Musk’s political donations. But public data on the Federal Election Commission’s website and OpenSecrets.org (which uses the FEC data) do not show any donations to any individual presidential candidates so far.

Yang’s campaign did not immediately respond to CNBC Make It’s request for comment.

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 2 weeks ago '17        #2
LostTenets 294 heat pts294
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Elon can see the future.

The obvious future contains 90% automated jobs.


An overwhelming surplus of food to feed everyone on Earth, food will no longer need to be farmed by humans


Humans will not need to work.

Elon is helping to push all electric and self sustaining power into fruition


It's coming and it will probably be here very soon.

Being impoverished will be a thing of the past.
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 2 weeks ago '14        #3
PolarBear 6 heat pts
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#YangGang
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 2 weeks ago '16        #4
OWPE 109 heat pts109
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Yang aint even polling in that field


 2 weeks ago '10        #5
NorCalNocturne 1 heat pts
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People need to donate to yang2020.com.....let’s get this man in office. Andrew Yang is the future.

 2 weeks ago '04        #6
Exs 546 heat pts546
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i like Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson as well... I think that's a hell of a ticket for anyone who cares about this country and the future of good people who live here.

may not be next year but it'll happen

otherwise.

it gets worse and you get what u deserve

either way.

i've never been better prepared

 2 weeks ago '12        #7
FrescoB 84 heat pts84
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Yang
Warren
Sanders

All on one ticket to remove the hate
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 2 weeks ago '18        #8
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 LostTenets said
Elon can see the future.

The obvious future contains 90% automated jobs.


An overwhelming surplus of food to feed everyone on Earth, food will no longer need to be farmed by humans


Humans will not need to work.

Elon is helping to push all electric and self sustaining power into fruition


It's coming and it will probably be here very soon.

Being impoverished will be a thing of the past.

You're a creep

 2 weeks ago '06        #9
ehizzy3 3 heat pts
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Yang will win 2024

The people aren’t ready for his ideas yet..but once that automation really starts....

 2 weeks ago '19        #10
Gold Face 3 heat pts
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Great minds think alike

 2 weeks ago '11        #11
Sin 2219 heat pts2219 OP
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 ehizzy3 said
Yang will win 2024

The people aren’t ready for his ideas yet..but once that automation really starts....
they'll still blame immigrants
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 2 weeks ago '16        #12
Head Coach 1 heat pts
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That would cost abt 3 trillion per yr

Is this realistic?



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