Tucker Carlson Shreds ‘Foolish’ Romney For Yang-Inspired Universal Income Proposal (Video)

Fox News host Tucker Carlson hammered Utah senator Mitt Romney for proposing an Andrew Yang-inspired universal basic income during the coronavirus crisis.

Romney shocked nearly everyone when he told the New York Times on Monday that “every American adult should immediately receive $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy.”

The occasional Republican also offered a full proposal which called for various other forms of intervention on behalf of the federal government.

Decadent and Foolish

Carlson addressed Romney’s plan to abandon any vestige of conservatism in dealing with a crisis.

“That’s likely a well-meaning idea, a lot of smart people are behind it, but it’s also decadent and foolish,” Carlson insisted.

Well-meaning but foolish is liberalism in a nutshell. Romney is, indeed, well-meaning but foolish.

AOC Cheers on Romney

If you needed any sign that Romney’s idea is ill-advised, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voiced her support.

“GOP [and] Democrats are both coming to the same conclusion: Universal Basic Income is going to have to play a role in helping Americans weather this crisis,” AOC tweeted.

Romney isn’t exactly GOP, however.

And AOC added a whole host of other pet projects that the progressive extremist champions as a means to take advantage of the crisis.

She began by amplifying Romney’s proposal by noting congressmen Ro Khanna and Tim Ryan have actually suggested $6,000/month and added “pausing mortgage [and] student loan payments, halting interest, etc.” should be considered as well.

Tucker Continues

Carlson continued by explaining why such a system of guaranteed income doesn’t work.

“Name a place that’s become happier and more prosperous under a scheme like that,” he asked. “Indian reservations? The inner city? Rural areas where half the male population gets monthly disability checks?”

“Or for that matter, if we are being honest, how many happily idle inherited money people do you know? Rich people? None. They’re all drunk. Of course they are,” Carlson said. “People need to work, they want to work.”

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is touting government efforts that involve an unprecedented private-public series of partnerships to counter the coronavirus.

Carlson also proposed a plan based on a German model in which businesses and the government worked in conjunction to get things back under control during the recession.

“During the 2008 financial crisis, Germany’s economy shrank by a higher proportion than ours did in America. At the same time, Germany’s unemployment rate actually fell … more people were working than before,” he explained.

“That’s the key as we look forward to turbulent times. Employment, stability, meaningful work.”

Not full-on government handouts. Romney really needs to consider changing his party affiliation.

Cross-posted with Mental Recession

For more information on the Coronavirus outbreak, we suggest you go here and get this book:


If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.  Facebook is now doing everything it can to stifle conservative content, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and the new social site, Hardcore Conservatives.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon and get your conservative pro-Trump gear here.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:Trending Views


Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×