Presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to make Tax Day a national holiday

New York Post | 8/9/2019 | Staff
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said if he won the White House, he’d turn Tax Day into a party.

“I would turn Tax Day into revenue day. I would make it a national holiday and we would celebrate the fact that we had another awesome year, hundreds of billions in new revenue, and we’d have a party and we’d have it a national party,” Yang told Iowans who stopped to listen to his 20-minute pitch Friday at the Iowa State Fair.

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“There would be a thank you video from Oprah and The Rock and Tom Hanks saying thank you America we did it for one more year, here’s where your money went.”

Yang’s big idea, which has propelled his presidential run, is giving Americans a universal basic income. He’s dubbed it “the freedom dividend” and it would give adults $1,000 a month. He’s spoken at length about how taxpayers are “the owners of this country” and should act as such.

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On Friday that also meant putting the Internal Revenue Service to work.

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