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Thursday, November 29, 2018

'Basic Income' Plans Pushed By Democrats Would Likely Kill Recipients' Work Ethic, Think Tank Says

The Democrats are all about free everything. Sen. Bernie Sanders pitches free college tuition. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hypes free health care. But Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris go one step further: They tout free money.

The plan, largely known as "universal basic income" (UBI) would redistribute money from working Americans to low-income citizens. Harris, who, like Booker, is looking to run for president in 2020, unveiled a plan last month that would give families making less than $100,000 a year up to $500 a month, or $6,000 a year, in tax credits. Individuals making less than $50,000 would get up to $250 a month in tax credits from the government.



Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Democrats have been destroying work ethic forever. That is what they do!!

Anonymous said...

Generations of welfare queens have already proved the point.

Anonymous said...

Would seniors be included ?

Anonymous said...

9:40 AM you are part of a generation of welfare queens funded by a socialist system that the current generations have to pay into but will not be able to receive. Quit your complaining. You're not a workhorse because you have a 9 to 5.

Anonymous said...

Automation is taking many jobs away.
In response to this, Countries like Switzerland have adopted universal basic income to help those who are struggling to find gainful employment.

The idea is to tax companies that have taken jobs due to automation and use this income for to pay for the universal basic income.

For those who receive it, you will have to pick a job from a listing in order to receive it.

Some of the jobs, could be like trash pickup or community service work as a condition for this income. It's not free. It you are able to work, you will have to pick from a list of jobs that are available in your skill set.

This will be a response to many that will become unemployed in the near future. That includes both skilled and unskilled workers.

I work in a call center and, unfortunately, a lot of the work I do now will be automated through the internet as well as an automated voice control system.

If your job can be automated, it will.

Even jobs in construction like Carpentry are being automated right now.
You have machines doing prefab a frames and walls, which requires less workers. I recently watched a documentary concerning this.

Jobs like Paralegals, some Construction, Clerical, social workers, and of course restaurant and hospitality work will be mostly automated in the near future.

Just hoping to hold out until I can retire in ten years.
I'm not optimistic about the future or the future of my Children and Grandchildren.