Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison recently tweeted a happy picture from Puerto Rico with his wife, Moni. Despite the beautiful sunshine and smiling faces, Keith was wearing the infamous black T-shirt that read, “Yo no creo en fronteras” which in English translates to “I don’t believe in borders.” This was the same shirt that won him some notoriety in 2018.
Feliz Cumpleaños mi esposa Moni. Desde Puerto Rico con amor. pic.twitter.com/Am5WJRxtlK
— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) February 9, 2020
Last year, even president Donald trump chimed in about the Minnesota Attorney General’s shirt, saying, “You have, as an example, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, Congressman Keith Ellison — you know him — marched in a parade wearing a T-shirt that read, he was very proud of it, ‘I do not believe in borders.'”
Keith Ellison is a progressive Democrat who has claimed to support a new type of welfare proposal that would have the government pay people a basic salary if technological advancements made them obsolete.
Ellison asserts the idea has some historical precedent in our nation, such as “in the 1930s there were valuable things that didn’t necessarily have a market value, like when we paid artists to basically document the Depression.”
Even Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden were highly critical of earning a paycheck for doing nothing and also making other taxpayers fund that initiative.
“I personally do think that the universal basic income — it has a lot of merit,” Ellison said during a panel discussion in Minneapolis. “As people are displaced, the truth is there’s still plenty of stuff for people to do. I don’t think that universal basic income means people sit around. I think it means they do other things that are necessary, like extra folks in the classroom to help out the teacher.”
In last February, AG Ellison also said he backed the idea of a “maximum wage.”
“If you were to say, ‘Look, if you make more than 20 times more than the people who actually make the products and do the services of your company,’ then we’re going to tax you more,” Ellison said.
Ellison has three more years left out of his four-year term as Attorney General of Minnesota.