As Twitchy reported, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it one of his personal challenges in 2017 to travel to all 50 states and talk to people about their lives and work. Zuckerberg’s been living that challenge, posting a lot of pictures of food and dropping in on families for dinner. Sure, it might look a lot like a 2020 presidential candidate making a dry run, but … it’s just something he wants to do, OK?
Be cautioned, though: if Zuckerberg drops in for dinner at your place, the Hill suggests he might just steer the conversation toward “universal basic income,” a bipartisan policy through which government gives individuals “a lump sum of money annually,” helping make it so “everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”
Something about that reminds us of Nancy Pelosi promising that Obamacare would free us all from “job lock,” leaving everyone to pursue their dream careers.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 5, 2017
There’s more to the plan, obviously, and Zuckerberg would love to explore it further if anyone’s interested.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 5, 2017
Let's not https://t.co/nhatt3lrMt
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 5, 2017
No, universal basic income is the government equivalent of a participation trophy https://t.co/1wFmAFbhaU
— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) July 5, 2017
Not unless we are killing the rest of entitle..
No, never mind, not even then. https://t.co/04fYs1jJzw
— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) July 5, 2017
Um, in a word: NO! Worst idea, ever. All U have 2 do is look at problems on Indian Reservations w/casinos that pays dividends-DISASTROUS
— Sharon M (@ShashMcG) July 5, 2017
Hold up, now: Zuckerberg says the conservatives should like the idea, since it comes from “conservative principles of smaller government, rather than progressive principles of a larger safety net.”
Alaska, he noted, has a fund based on oil revenue that pays out about $1,000 per person. But where would the money come from for the rest of the country? Zuckerberg reportedly told graduates at a Harvard’s commencement speech, “People like me should pay for it. A lot of you are going to do well, and you should, too.”
Nope, still not convinced, except that Zuckerberg really is planning to run.
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) July 5, 2017
that will def win him some primaries
— mobiustrip (@bend_time) July 5, 2017
He's running and the platform is I Will Give You All The Things For Free.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) July 5, 2017
Following the U.S. Constitution is a non-partisan idea Mark Zuckerberg should explore.
— Matt Saben (@mas7095) July 5, 2017
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 23, 2016