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$1,000 a month basic income?

168Amax

Posted 12:59 am, 08/14/2019

What ever happened to ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country?

Huckabee

Posted 11:44 pm, 08/13/2019

Probably be better used for paying down our 22 trillion dollar national debt. But heck politicians will do anything to get elected and then have to fight everyone in D.C. to keep their promises. The right and left politicians are crooked as a dogs hind leg when it comes to keeping their campaign promises.

antithesis

Posted 11:09 pm, 08/13/2019

Yang is getting around 2% in the polls, so I guess we'll never find out. That's the way it usually works, though... the guy with the brightest ideas and best vision never makes it very far

CowBoysFan

Posted 10:47 pm, 08/13/2019

Anti,
It's conjecture until you start giving people $1000.00 a month.

antithesis

Posted 10:44 pm, 08/13/2019

Oh, OK, Cowboy. I didn't follow what you were talking about before. I get it now.

But the same logic applies, $12,000 a year isn't going to be a reason for anyone to stop working. And if you read the link you'll see that in all 30 of the studies there was no issue of people intentionally quitting their job.

CowBoysFan

Posted 10:38 pm, 08/13/2019

Anti,
You touted Alaska, their annual dividend check is about $2,000.00 a year, not hardly enough reason to stop working for.

antithesis

Posted 10:36 pm, 08/13/2019

Did you look at the link, 168? There have been 461 studies on the program, and 30 programs worldwide as a precedent:


Cowboy, I'm not sure that I get what you're saying...?

CowBoysFan

Posted 10:30 pm, 08/13/2019

Anti,
Who really thought folks would stop working because they were getting a $2,000.00 check once a year?

168Amax

Posted 10:25 pm, 08/13/2019

And just how many million people live in ALASKA?

antithesis

Posted 10:22 pm, 08/13/2019

Have you paid any attention to the policy he's proposing? It's interesting:


And it's interesting to know that they've been doing it in Alaska since 1982 with excellent results:

Ziggynation

Posted 4:39 pm, 08/13/2019

what a and who pays for that my tax dollars that's who

skeptic

Posted 4:02 pm, 08/13/2019

His plan doesn't take your job status into account. Everyone 18 and older gets $1000 a month.

hangsleft

Posted 3:37 pm, 08/13/2019

brushymountains

Posted 3:23 pm, 08/13/2019

That would sure boost my SS check and put me above poverty line.

backwater

Posted 2:31 pm, 08/13/2019

It seems that a European country that was trying the basic income of $650 per moth for 3 years called it quits after only 18 months.A failed policy.

Umpire

Posted 2:18 pm, 08/13/2019

IT IS PRETTY WELL SELF-EXPLANATORY.

TRY AGAIN.

Realist

Posted 2:14 pm, 08/13/2019

<<WHAT THE **** DOES THAT SUPPOSE TO MEAN?>>

Someone should learn some grammar before telling others to learn to spell or proofread.

hangsleft

Posted 1:16 pm, 08/13/2019

Finland started a similar program 2 or 3 years ago. They didn't stop the payment if the individual got a job, this was to encourage employment. I'm not sure how long they could stay on it after receiving a job, I'd have to look that up. I just remember hearing about it when they first started and I don't know how it has gone.

Umpire

Posted 12:49 pm, 08/13/2019

GOT ANY PROOF OF THAT TINKERBELL, OR ARE JUST TRYING TO BE OBNOXIOUS AGAIN.

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 12:43 pm, 08/13/2019

Ump
Would you give some of the money to mom? After all you have lived in her basement rent free for 60 years.

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