Apr 25, 2016 9:51 AM GMT
How do you feel about it? I fully support it, and think it's the perfect time in history to implement it. The Netherlands, Canada (Ontario), Switzerland, and Finland have the right idea.
QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERETrying to get a UBI bill through Congress would be disastrous, but I really think UBI would greatly improve life for the average citizen in this country. Think about it. More money equals more spending equals a better stimulated economy. Better quality of life, less crime. The nature of work would change: less hours per week, more time for leisure activities, family, vacation, and personal advancement, hobbies, and passion. Americans would be less stressed out, less sick, less angry, and less depressed which equals falling healthcare costs. Poverty would pretty much be eradicated. A poor individual is the US earns under $11,000, a poor family under $25,000. A basic yearly income of $12,000 to $16,000 boosts every single one of these individuals and families clear of the poverty level. The poverty line ceases to exist. I'm sure I'm only seeing the good, and not the downside, I'm not an economist or sociologist. But in a time where the average person is struggling to survive, where half the country is on government benefits of some kind, where student loan debts are keeping the youth from achieving what their parents so easily could (due in large part to government programs), it's time for a change. Want to make America great again? Wipe out the rampant inequality and poverty that is threatening the stability and continued existence of this country as we know it.