Basic Income--a Paycheck for Being Alive!

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    Stockton California....Now folks here like to throw the word 'Socialism' around--most have not a clue as to what it actually is--but this...fits the bill.

    A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in the US

    I get the mayor's concern--but you address income inequality by retraining and by jobs creation... childcare credits...affordable education--but free money turns the masses into a greedy beast--ever hungry.
     
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    Democrats love taxing people to foolishly waste their money.
     
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    He doesn't want constituents....he wants zoo animals....dependent waste of life....
     
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    Free money is a corporate subsidy. It says, Hey fire more people and you will still have a market for your goods from the robots"
     
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    The day that welfare recipients create a job for someone is the day your comparison will work...until then its just 1965 hippy nonsense....
     
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    Breathing is hard ... you should totally get paid to do it.

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    This is true..as far as it goes. But eventually you have the corporate world completely dependent on the govt.---and unable to call a halt to any of the increasingly egregious changes that the govt. will want and, since we live in a system that power is derived from the voters--the temptation to use the money from the corporate sector to buy the people's support will spiral..until austerity is called for..then the riots begin.
     
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    I don't care.
    Just pay for my cell phone....my internet....and all of my bills and I'll just sit on the couch and veg out.
     
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    And my porn
     
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