Nancy Pelosi is a career politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2019 and previously from 2007 to 2011, now she voted against a Universal Cash Payments bill, boycotting that way Universal Basic Income (UBI) in general.
“Nancy Pelosi is officially to the right of Tom Cotton on economic support for American families,” HuffPost reporter Zach Carter tweeted on Sunday. “This is a total failure of Democratic Party leadership.”
Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill on Twitter Tuesday emphasized that any aid “MUST be targeted” for the Speaker to approve it, drawing further anger from the left.
“Why?” asked New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie. “If we agree that the crisis is stark and immediate, and we know that precise targeting takes time and administrative effort, why make that a requirement when you can simply disburse the funds *now* and collect from high-income recipients *later*?”
New Consensus president Saikat Chakrabarti was flabbergasted at Pelosi’s resistance to payments for all Americans.”, commondreams.org reported.
Career politicians are usually living in Washington, D.C. and are disconnected from the issues of the rest of the country like automation, lack of Universal Basic Income and other policies mostly embraced by the solutions-oriented not ideological Andrew Yang.