Guaranteed Basic Income
You can read the full text of the bill here.
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Yes. I know several and work with more.Janus2faced wrote: ↑ anyone on RFD know someone that is one of the 5% of the population that is on welfare
"according to the National Council on Welfare, roughly 5 percent of the Canadian population (about 1.7 mil- lion people) currently relies on public social assistance pro- grams, and welfare incomes have been eroding since the mid-1990s"
single with no disability gets approx $10,000/yr, varies province to province
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Do you expect that everything in your current life will stay the same except for the addition of a basic income?
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Why do you think these would be the consequences of UBI?choclover wrote: ↑ Do you expect that everything in your current life will stay the same except for the addition of a basic income?
Where do you think the wealth is going to come from to fund the basic income?
Are you okay with living in a world where you will own nothing?
Are you okay with living in a world where there is very limited choice when it comes to purchasing consumables and services?
What happens to economies and consumers when there is limited or no competition for suppliers?
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In 2019 the Fund paid $1600 annually , oh sign me up for some of that.rhw123 wrote: ↑ A few years ago I watched a documentary about basic income and there was a segment about one of the few actual implementations of guaranteed basic income that is in place today which - to my surprise - is in Alaska.
The Alaska Permanent Fund is funded by oil revenues and its main purpose is paying out the annual Permanent Fund Dividend to every resident of Alaska. It's pretty much unconditional, as long as you've lived in AK for at least one year without being in prison you are entitled to the dividend.
They interviewed a typical conservative Alaskan, who explained that he was proud to receive the PFD because rather than trusting the Alaskan government with spending state oil revenue, Alaskan residents benefit directly from it and decide how it is spent. He said it fit with his conservative ideas about government.
When asked about the idea of a Guaranteed Basic Income, his response was that he was against it because it was a socialist thing and he was against everything socialist!
Just goes to say that how you frame basic income can make a big difference in how people perceive the idea.
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I remember seeing a picture of Trudeau at an event in support of a UBI well before he was elected. I am impressed that he has not forgotten it.
It is inevitable, but its an uphill battle because regressives will spare no weapon of war to prevent its adoption. The real impediment is the lies and smears against progress.As I wrote months ago in the real estate forum, in an economic system where a majority of people have only their labor to sell to generate income during a time where most of the rewards of our system go to capital owners, I believe UBI will be inevitable world wide.
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Phrasing helps sell an idea.