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  • Mayors Vow to Launch Guaranteed Income Programs Across US

    09/16/2020 9:53:32 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 48 replies
    U.S. ^ | 9/16/2020 | Adam Beam
    A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities — from Los Angeles to Paterson, New Jersey — have pledged to support such programs as part of the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. They are led by Michael Tubbs, the 30-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, who launched one of the country's first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of...
  • Germany set to launch new universal basic income trial

    08/23/2020 10:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 21 August 2020 13:28 CEST+02:00
    A group of people are to receive €1,200 “universal basic income” per month for three years in a new German study. Germany is launching a new trial to find out how universal basic income affects the attitude and lives of those who receive it. As part of the Pilotprojekt Grundeinkommen (Basic Income Pilot Project) study, 120 people will receive €1,200 each month for three years. Researchers will compare their experiences with another group of 1,380 people who will not receive the cash. […] The aim is to gain a scientific understanding on how people’s behavior and attitudes change when they...
  • Support Grows for Guaranteed Income Among America’s Mayors. More city leaders are committing to explore universal basic income experiments that are grounded in civil rights ideals.

    07/05/2020 5:02:35 PM PDT · by karpov · 76 replies
    Bloombert CityLab | July 2, 2020 | Sarah Holder
    No excerpt from Bloomberg, story here.
  • Bill that would pay most Americans $2,000 monthly amid pandemic gains traction

    05/08/2020 1:59:34 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 139 replies
    KRON News4 ^ | May 8, 2020 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Three Democratic senators have proposed a bill that would pay most Americans each month until the coronavirus’ economic impact subsides.</p> <p>The Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act was drafted by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and would provide a monthly $2,000 check to people who make less than $120,000.</p>
  • Democrats Go All-In on Universal Basic Income

    04/25/2020 5:37:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    American ^ | April 25, 2020 | William Sullivan
    In a piece at Market Watch, House Appropriations Committee member Tim Ryan (D-OH) writes about his plan to “fire up the economy” by introducing “the Emergency Money for the People Act, which will provide almost every American $2,000 a month until employment levels reach pre-coronavirus levels. Every American age 16 and older who earns less $130,000 per year will receive this money tax-free.” [sic] Married couples, he writes, “can earn up to $260,000 per year and receive $4,000 per month,” along with an additional $500 a month for up to three children, capped at a whopping $5,500 per month for...
  • Rand Paul raises hell on Senate floor… [about 'free' money]

    03/19/2020 2:33:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | on March 19, 2020 4:04 pm | Kane
    “We should never forget fiscal responsibility, even in a crisis. My amendment seeks to offset the new spending by making numerous cuts in less important areas.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the U.S. Senate floor, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke on his amendment to the U.S. House-passed coronavirus response bill to offset the new funding, prioritizing spending in this emergency rather than funding endless wars or paying for frivolous programs overseas. In his speech, Dr. Paul noted that “next time, maybe in the not-too-distant future, our children may not even be able to borrow their way out...
  • Tom Cotton Floats Universal Basic Income for Coronavirus Crisis

    03/16/2020 12:07:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 45 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 3-16-2020 | John Binder
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is floating a plan to “get cash into the hands of affected workers and their families” due to national shutdowns of businesses in nearly every industry from the coronavirus outbreak. In a series of posts online and in a Fox News Channel interview, Cotton said American workers who are being forced to stay home from their jobs due to shutdowns in the midst of the coronavirus crisis need immediate relief in the form of cash payments. The monetary policy, known as Universal Basic Income (UBI), has made its way into the national spotlight over the last...
  • Romney: Gov't Must 'Immediately' Give 'Each American' $1,000 Coronavirus Check

    03/16/2020 10:34:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 128 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 3/16/2020 | Craig Bannister |
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is calling for the federal government to issue a $1,000 check “to each American” to help offset the cost of dealing with the coronavirus. In a statement issued Monday, outlined his coronavirus proposals and called for the thousand-dollar checks to be issued “immediately”:
  • Andrew Yang's Idea Adopted: State Lawmaker Introduces Universal Basic Income Bill; Californians Over 18 Would Get $1K Per Month

    02/25/2020 11:12:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 02/25/2020
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A state lawmaker has introduced a universal basic income bill that would give every Californian $1,000 per month. AB 2712 was introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) on Thursday. The bill would create a California Universal Basic Income Program (CalUBI) where residents over 18-years-old would receive $1,000 per month. As written, the bill would only exempt people who are already getting Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program, CalFresh, CalWorks or Unemployment Insurance from getting the universal basic income. Low’s bill would pay for the CalUBI program with a 10 percent value-added tax on goods and services in...
  • AB-2712 California Universal Basic Income (CalUBI) Program ($1000/month funded by 10% VAT)

    02/21/2020 12:49:10 PM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    California Legislature ^ | February 20, 2020 | Assembly Member Low
    An act to add Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 18992) to Part 6 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to public social services. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2712, as introduced, Low. California Universal Basic Income (CalUBI) Program. Existing law establishes the State Department of Social Services and requires the department to administer various public social services programs, including the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families and individuals, and the CalFresh program, under which supplemental nutrition assistance benefits allocated to...
  • This 36-year-old is running for Congress—and he wants to give families up to $500 per month, per kid

    02/21/2020 12:54:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    cnbc ^ | 02/19/2020 | Abigail Hess
    Suraj Patel, a 36-year-old attorney, businessman, former Obama White House staffer and assistant professor at New York University is one of three Democrats running against incumbent Democrat Carolyn Maloney to represent New York’s 12th Congressional district. This is Patel’s second time running against Maloney, and the primary election will take place June 23. In order to stand out, Patel is putting forth a bold policy proposal that he calls “Universal Basic Income for Kids.” Patel proposes giving New York families a universal child allowance of $500 per month, for every child aged five and younger, and $350 per month for...
  • Elizabeth Warren Signals She Would Consider a Universal Basic Income

    11/19/2019 6:01:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) signaled that she is open to a universal basic income – an idea that has been championed by fellow presidential contender Andrew Yang (D). Warren expressed her willingness to consider a UBI, which quite literally amounts to the government handing individuals and families a “basic” income per month regardless of employment or income status, in a Washington Post survey that asked, “Should the federal government pay a universal basic income to every American adult?
  • Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Announce Limited Edition Ice Cream in Support of Bernie Sanders

    08/02/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announced a limited edition ice cream on Friday in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his presidential bid. Ben Cohen, a co-founder of the Vermont-based ice cream giant, announced the new political flavor in a tweet Friday morning. He said Sanders is “the best candidate to beat Trump and drive the transformational change that we need to create a country that works for working families”:
  • Report: Andrew Yang’s ‘Free Money’ Proposal Proves to Be a Bust

    09/04/2019 9:08:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Andrew Yang’s (D) aggressive pitch to offer a universal basic income of $1,000 monthly to U.S. adults has been attempted numerous times on a small scale, but the experiments have not necessarily produced the desired results. The Washington Post details an experiment implemented by a nonprofit, which aimed to give “20 African American single mothers living in public housing $1,000 each month for a year” with no strings attached. The experiment began last November, and the women began receiving checks the following month. According to the Post, most of the women – 15 total – were working at the time....
  • Bernie Sanders Hits Andrew Yang’s Proposed Universal Basic Income: ‘People Want to Work’

    08/27/2019 1:56:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took aim at fellow presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s (D) proposal for universal basic income, telling Hill.TV that a federal jobs guarantee is preferable because “people want to work.” Yang – who saw a spike in Emerson Polling’s recent survey (4 percent support) and qualified for September’s Democrat presidential debate – has touted his universal basic income plan, promising to give U.S. citizens $1,000 a month. “Americans will work even harder when they get the resources in place to actually get ahead. This is the trickle up economy from our people, families and communities up,” Yang told...
  • The Great MEME WAR 2.0 Begins

    08/24/2019 1:37:40 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 10 replies
    Black Pigeon Speaks (BitChute/YouTube channel) ^ | Aug 24, 2019 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    "I am betting that in comparison to the previous internet conflict, this will be a slow-boil low-intensity fecal-flinging fiasco." "I believe that the Meme War 2.0 will also be a war of accelerationism."
  • The Economic Devastation of Universal Basic Income

    07/26/2019 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | July 26, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    Free money. Sounds great, right?However just as it is as devious when you see the offer in a misspelled spam email from a supposed foreign price or elderly estate-owner so is it with public policy.Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the idea of giving out to every American a set amount of money every so often with little to no strings attached. It is meant to address the transformational economic changes that have come about as a result of technological advancements and automation across nearly every industry and which are expected to only continue.While an old idea, and with various theorists...
  • Newark's mayor exploring universal basic income program [NJ]

    03/16/2019 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Mar 14 2019 09:53AM EDT
    Getting a paycheck for doing nothing could be in the future for residents of New Jersey’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the city is going to study a pilot program to provide a universal basic income, or basically guaranteeing income for all residents whether they have a job. […] The city has launched a taskforce to see if the program is feasible with help from the Economic Security Project and the Jain Institute. […] There has not been a successful long-term Universal Basic Income program. A small basic-income program that was tested in Finland was ended after one...
  • Finland’s Universal Basic Income Experiment Failed To Put More People Back To Work

    02/09/2019 7:07:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2019 | John Sexton
    Finland’s Social Insurance Institution just released results from a two-year experiment with Universal Basic Income. The plan was simple. Instead of only giving unemployment benefits to people who are out of work, Finland would randomly select 2,000 people who would receive a monthly payment whether or not they worked. This guaranteed income was supposed to encourage people receiving it to take more jobs or even start new businesses. But that’s not what happened. From the official press release: ‘On the basis of an analysis of register data on an annual level, we can say that during the first year...
  • Why so few takers for guaranteed basic income in California?

    12/28/2018 2:04:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | December 28, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this year we learned that Michael Tubbs, the new mayor of Stockton, California, was moving ahead with a few test programs involving a guaranteed basic income for some residents of his city. A couple of these proposals involved paying residents not to commit violent crimes, but a separate plan simply involved having a limited number of citizens signing up to get a monthly check, no questions asked. That project is now being rolled out, but there’s a curious phenomenon taking shape in Stockton. For some reason, people don’t seem terribly anxious to sign up for free money. (CBS Sacramento)...