Andrew Yang says campaign will give 10 people $1,000 a month for a year

The presidential hopeful promised a “freedom dividend” to 10 American families in his opening statement at the Democratic debate.
1:17 | 09/13/19

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Transcript for Andrew Yang says campaign will give 10 people $1,000 a month for a year
In America today everything revolves around the almighty dollar our schools our hospitals our media even our government. It's why we don't trust our institutions anymore. We have to get our country working for us again instead of the other way around. We have to see ourselves as the owners and shareholders of this democracy. Rather than inputs into a giant machine. When you donate money to a presidential campaign what happens the politicians spend the money on TV ads and consultants and you hope it works out. It's time to trust ourselves more than our politicians. That's why I'm going to do something unprecedented tonight. My campaign will now give up freedom dividend of 1000 dollars a month for an entire year to ten American families someone watching this at home right now. If you believe that you can solve your own problems better than any politician Brody yanked money tornados are common tell us how 1000 dollars a month. We'll help you do just that. Our code you working for us again the American people. It. Its original dividends.

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