Entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced that his campaign is giving a “freedom dividend” of $1,000 per month to 10 supporters for one year.
The “freedom dividend” is a key part of Yang’s campaign platform, which he plans to pay for with a 10 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on top of current state sales taxes.
According to Yang’s official campaign website, “no purchase, payment or financial contribution of any kind is required in order to enter or win this promotion. All contributions are strictly voluntary. Contribution amount will not affect outcome of promotion. Making a contribution does not increase your chances of winning. Promotion void where prohibited.”
During the Democratic presidential debate on Thursday evening, Yang called the contest an “unprecedented” move for a presidential candidate.
“It’s original, I’ll give you that,” South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said after Yang finished his opening statement.