- Apr 13, 2020
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Universal income means no one works, and those who do are retarded.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?