Skip to comments.Obama: Consider a universal basic income
Posted on 07/17/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT by PROCON
In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income.
Speaking at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Tuesday, Obama raised the notion of guaranteed income as a way to reduce what he called "yawning disparities" in wealth, education, and security across different socioeconomic groups.
"It's not just money that a job provides," said Obama. "It provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose. So we're going to have to consider new ways of thinking about these problems, like a universal income, review of our workweek, how we retrain our young people, how we make everybody an entrepreneur at some level. But we're going have to worry about economics if we want to get democracy back on track."
He additionally called on the rich to support higher taxation, saying that "you don't have to take a vow of poverty just to say 'let me help out a few of these folks.'"
Video at link if you can stomach it.
I guess that’s pretty much communism.
The Left is its death throes. They aren’t even pretending they aren’t buying votes with other peoples’ money anymore.
Lol, where has the money from all these other Democrat programs been going?
“Money.. provides dignity and structure and a sense of place and a sense of purpose.”
Wrong. Work does. But he’s never worked, so...
FREE Money for DRUGS!!
Just what we need to keep the replacement population these open borders types want content and voting for Democrats.
Communism is only popular among the foolish or the power hungry. I guess that sums up the Democrat party.
Charles Murray is a genuine Conservative heavyweight.
And he agrees.
Replace the welfare state with a UBI and fire all the government workers.
It’s brilliant once you get past the puking reaction.
Medicare for all, free college tuition (and books, dorm rent and meals I suppose), guaranteed income, free sex change operations, free daycare, free family leave, bring back government cheese, buy lobster with food stamps, free laptops and wifi, legalize pot, abortion-on-demand, jail for using the wrong pronouns, open borders, everyone gets to be an American....
Likely FAR cheaper, and reduces the power of the state.
Of course he would. The idea is right out of Marx, and merely a fellow-traveler “Liberal” stepping stone that would morph from one figure to start with until the ultimate goal is reached - from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
As the U.S. Marxists said in the 1940s, their job was essentially done, and all they had to do was continue to undermine and work within the Democrats and they would implement the Marxist’s programs for them; without the sheeple even realizing what was done, and still calling themselves “Liberals”.
Oh, and democrat voters for life!
"The proposal, introduced by Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, would create a small-scale UBI experiment that gives 1,000 families $500 per month with no strings attached, and would also change the Earned Income Tax Credit for participating families to give them monthly payments instead of a lump sum. At least several dozen lawmakers have endorsed the proposal so far."
More at link. Question was posed: "Who's going to pay for it?" Ans. People who pay income and property taxes in IL. Or any taxes to IL. Like me.
Common sense=Soetero says it’s a good thing then it’s obviously bad, anti American, pro sharia,pro globalist, pro communist etc.
Attacked America as racist from a completely racist marxist country.
...Lol, where has the money from all these other Democrat programs been going?...
No problem. It will be right from your pocket.
Hellary said, “ We’re going to take a few things from you for the common good.”
It took them 40 years, but they finally got there, not even putting up the charade anymore, they are just saying "Vote for us and get free money..."
Charles Murray advocate for more the $500 per month for every adult in America
“But we’re going have to worry about economics if we want to get democracy back on track.”........ Obama would know about getting democracy derailed in the first place. Hard to understand anyone showing up to hear this clown speak. He needs to be serving a long hard sentence.
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