You're going in the wrong direction.I used to vote republican, then I started working on recovering my mind.It's been said that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. They're right, so stop wasting yours.More "gospel Truth" than right wingers, that is for sure.It doesn't matter which thread he's on, he always says the same things.WTF? Are you off your meds? Are you replying to the right thread?Because we have the expense of our social, war on poverty? Free market capitalists used to simply outlaw being poor not actually solve simple poverty.That’s funny because it’s been working so far as is. Where else do you see “poor” people with cell phones and big screen TVs?Means nothing, Labor has to be able to afford our first world economy.“Poverty” here in this country would be considered opulence innody of the rest of the world. This is a colossal mistake by some very ignorant people. All that will happen is an increase in the cost of living, putting people right back in “poverty” despite the free money.There have already been proposals along these lines from Democrats like Kamala Harris.Almost everyone's aware of Alaska's Permanent Fund:
"...The program began in 1976 after the discovery of oil on Alaska’s North Slope.
"The then-governor, a renegade Republican named Jay Hammond, concluded that this windfall was too good to just give to the oil companies.
"So he devised the program to share the revenue with Alaska residents...."
"OK, here’s the idea for President-elect Biden:
"Bring 20 of the Trumpiest-looking Alaskans to a press conference.
"Unveil a plan whereby every man, woman, and child gets a $1,000 check every month from the government.
"Finance it with taxes on large wealth, fossil fuels, financial transactions, and intellectual property resulting from taxpayer-funded public research.
"Invite the Alaskans to describe the joy of getting their checks: no middleman, no means tests, no government forms to fill out—just free money as everyone’s share of the American commons.
"Dare Mitch McConnell to oppose it."
A Big, Simple, Winning Issue for Biden
The "American commons" are the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of society. In a time when the privileged few expand their vast fortunes despite a global pandemic and recession, it seems fitting to socialize the profits and privatize the losses.
Does anyone believe "Delaware Joe" will turn on his corporate benefactors?
Personally I think they are a great idea. This is America, the richest, best country in the world. We should have no one living in poverty here.