Andrew Yang, a surprise breakthrough candidate, has woven his “Freedom Dividend” plan into several of his policies, including his recent health care proposal.
The “Freedom Dividend” plan would give $1000 each month to every American citizen over the age of 18 who opts in and Yang said on ABC’s “This Week” that it’s based on the petroleum dividend that’s been in effect in Alaska for almost 40 years.
“Everyone in Alaska is getting between $1,000 and $2,000 a year, no questions asked, and that’s the richest Alaskan and the poorest,” Yang told ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. “And what this does is it universalizes it and makes it popular. There’s no stigma attached to it. There’s no you get it, I don’t.”