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Handout or no? Swiss mull $2,500 monthly income for all

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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 02:20 AM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

Where, exactly, do they intend to get all of that money? Lots of people willing to do nothing, of they can get a free ride.




posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 02:33 AM
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Well it could work, mind it would take a "Bale In" of the Bank interest in that country to do it... Mind that means everyone with a Swiss Bank account would be funding the Swiss folks monthly stipend.

But it would be doable.

And that is with out touching the Raw income or the current tax basis.

But there would be a Run on the banks from foreign investors that would make Greece look like a walk in the park.

Then it would have to be looked at and Reviewed and changed.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 04:42 AM
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Ohyaa...
"Dont understand this at all"
"Cant fathom the scope of nutjobs in swiez"
"Yea, lets kill it before it happens"


You cant understand something, you put it away.
Goood yankees....



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 04:55 AM
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It's extremely difficult to have these conversations in a society brought up on Protestant Christian values and ethics societies, with the deeply rooted beliefs in the Protestant work ethic, where one must work to eat and work to get into an afterlife of heavenly bliss. Don't work, don't eat is the ideology of the Christian work ethic. No wonder the Chinese admired this part of western civilisation. en.m.wikipedia.org...


is a concept in theology, sociology, economics and history which emphasizes that hard work, discipline and frugality[1] are a result of a person's subscription to the values espoused by the Protestant faith, particularly Calvinism, in contrast to the focus upon religious attendance, confession, and ceremonial sacrament in the Catholic tradition.






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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: syrinx high priest

What part if "It's not sustainable" did you not understand?


What does sustainability have to do with Communism? Plenty of Capitalist and Socialist policies are unsustainable, and plenty of communist policies are sustainable.


If Communism is sustainable, why didn't the USSR survive, and why did China have to privatize in order to get anywhere? Even Cuba has to rely on privatized tourism in order to try to make things go.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

You do understand that Marx has "don't work, don't eat" in his own system of values too because he realizes that if in his own version of the world that if everyone has stuff provided to them, the impetus will become powerful for people not to work, it's all provided.


In the USSR work is a duty and a matter of honor for every able-bodied citizen, in accordance with the principle: “He who does not work, neither shall he eat.”


This was Lenin, but it was part of Marxist theory. The idea was that once all property ownership and goods ownership was abolished it would theoretically be impossible for anyone to leech off the system. And there was an acknowledgement that the truly disabled and elderly would have some kind of basic providence, but essentially, the new "utopia" understood that basic idea too.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 07:21 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: StoutBroux

Fail Fail & Fail
Didn't try very hard did you,



Private sector health insurance a requirement??? I thought Switzerland had socialized medicine?


wiki


There is no free state health service in Switzerland. Unlike other European countries,


Oh and guess what they have the most direct strongest democratic system in the world - heaven forbid! the Swiss healthcare system is not tax based or financed by employers but is paid for by the individual through contributions into health insurance schemes. The system is universal but it is administered by individual cantons.


en.wikipedia.org...


Switzerland's voting system is unique among moderndemocratic nations in that Switzerland practices direct democracy in parallel with representative democracy. That's why the Swiss system is called semi-direct democracy.




Approximately four times a year, voting occurs over various issues; these include both initiatives and referendums, where policies are directly voted on by people, and elections, where the populace votes for officials.


So when you're done bashing Switzerland & Europe, care to give us the highlights of living in the USA, because, you know, its a well kept secret...roads paved with gold and honest Government and honest fair taxpaying corporations!


Actually, as I stated, I "thought" they had socialized medicine, mostly because so many top notch countries in Europe do. No, I didn't research. But your information is somewhat comical: "the Swiss healthcare system is not tax based or financed by employers but is paid for by the individual through contributions into health insurance schemes. The system is universal but it is administered by individual cantons."

So, what's UNIVERSAL about it????? Individual contributions????? Don't they mean PREMIUMS? And "health insurance schemes, that's rich!


And, what's up with the nastiness?
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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 07:32 AM
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There are some smart people in Switzerland. The first country to transition to a robotic society will be known in history books forever. More importantly, they can manufacture stuff and export it and still get money. Even though this will mean people in other countries they export to lose their economy at some point unless they robotize society as well. The first will have the most chances of making it, that is without wars or social unrest, looting etc.

Everyone who is comparing this to communism or any known system does not understand what it will be like to have a robotized society, provided it is somewhat fair to all. At the time of Lenin and Stalin there were no such robots, at best people could envision a society with a lot of machinery and humans to operate them.

It'll not be the government that will have control but the rich robot masters will have the most influence maybe for generations to come when they pass the company on in their families. But if the robots are owned by the people it'll be paradise, which ofcourse knowing man on this planet is unlikely to happen. Still at least that country is preparing themselves for the coming age of the robots. I don't see other countries doing the same and most will have huge problems when millions of jobs are lost overnight. Because once robots are of a certain level of technology they'll be mass produced and things will go a lot faster in a short amount of time (relatively, it'll still take years maybe even decades).
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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: johnnyjoe1979

Have you seen how well people take care of goods owned in common?

It isn't a pretty thing.

The other issue, and I've brought this up, is that cheaply produced robot goods will be more or less the crap of society. They'll be society's Walmart goods. Anyone can have them. They will not be quality, etc.

We already see it today with the artisanal movement taking place. Those who produce quality artisanal goods will be the new "haves" in society. Why have cheap a "robot Walmart" blanket, when you could have a hand-made artisanal blanket? Of course, people who have the knowledge and spend the time and effort to make such things will be wealthy now. They will be the new "haves" as will those who can afford to have such goods instead of having to settle for a life of "robot Walmart."

So will we again start dividing ourselves and having a new capitalism based on who can and will make and those who won't.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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Let them do it, It won't work, but it will be a good lesson.

Here is a good lesson. study in danish unemployment benefits.
vertical is when population leaves unemployment.


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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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Was a long time ago Money had some REAL
value..
Now, you just push a button and next you
have it...

True communism would work.
If you Think hard and objectivly
WHY it didnt in former days, you
will know.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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I love how people on this thread make comments about if you didn't have an expensive defense budget or why can't America do the same..

It's like those people don't see that one country is substantially smaller in every single way so when it's not going to be sustainable in the smaller country it certainly wouldn't work in America.

That being said..I'm all for it as long as people doing well financially would not be precluded from getting this free handout.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

no, not trillions, you are off, somehow you added three zeros to the actual figure. 246,000,000 (millions)adults in america, * $3000 = 738,000,000,000
thats almost 740 billion, ya its alot, but its also pretty close to the same amount we spend every year on military and war.
its actually doable with a restructuring of our systems.



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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It now seems to be a moot point as early indications show that the Swiss have rejected the idea with at least 78% saying NO

Swiss vote No to Guaranteed income



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux




So, what's UNIVERSAL about it????? Individual contributions????? Don't they mean PREMIUMS?


(en.wikipedia.org...)
footnote:
www.nytimes.com...


ZURICH — Like every other country in Europe, Switzerland guarantees health care for all its citizens. But the system here does not remotely resemble the model of bureaucratic, socialized medicine often cited by opponents of universal coverage in the United States. Swiss private insurers are required to offer coverage to all citizens, regardless of age or medical history. And those people, in turn, are obligated to buy health insurance. That is why many academics who have studied the Swiss health care system have pointed to this Alpine nation of about 7.5 million as a model that delivers much of what Washington is aiming to accomplish — without the contentious option of a government-run health insurance plan.





And, what's up with the nastiness?


Only nastiness I saw was envy and baiting (fear of immigrants) from your end; like I said "didn't research very hard?"

Now about the "great USA" and their roads of gold?
Their lack of poverty? any comments? You know because your fear of the unknown great Swiss Experiment must mean you have it pretty good to knock someone else's right to self rule?

I noticed you conveniently didn't address any of that,



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Miccey

less me guess, "gold" backed money?



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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people are funny about money...
we all know it is a life requirement, just like death and taxes lays a stake on every man's soul...???

if you require it of me and you're such a great "provider", why not then do so? Why break my back so you can waste resources better delved out equally, hoarded like the sickness it brings to a man's heart?
But I'm noone special, don't single me out---spread your wealth---far and wide.

otherwise your money has no value???



posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
What does sustainability have to do with Communism? Plenty of Capitalist and Socialist policies are unsustainable, and plenty of communist policies are sustainable.

If Communism is sustainable, why didn't the USSR survive, and why did China have to privatize in order to get anywhere? Even Cuba has to rely on privatized tourism in order to try to make things go.


I didn't say that the system itself is sustainable but rather that parts of it are, the same holds true for Capitalism.
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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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originally posted by: pryingopen3rdeye
a reply to: ketsuko

no, not trillions, you are off, somehow you added three zeros to the actual figure. 246,000,000 (millions)adults in america, * $3000 = 738,000,000,000
thats almost 740 billion, ya its alot, but its also pretty close to the same amount we spend every year on military and war.
its actually doable with a restructuring of our systems.


That is per month! The number I gave you was a year and only $2,500. Now multiply that number you came up with by 12. That would give you the figure for one year.

738,000,000,000 x 12= $8,856,000,000,000 for just one year. The US does its budget in yearly increments, not monthly. Thanks for playing. That is where that number came from.
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posted on Jun, 5 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: pryingopen3rdeye
a reply to: ketsuko

no, not trillions, you are off, somehow you added three zeros to the actual figure. 246,000,000 (millions)adults in america, * $3000 = 738,000,000,000
thats almost 740 billion, ya its alot, but its also pretty close to the same amount we spend every year on military and war.
its actually doable with a restructuring of our systems.


That $740 billion is a monthly figure not annual. It's close to doable in the US but taxes would need to go up a little bit, and not at that amount but rather $12,000/year, and half that if you make over a certain amount.

That would work if you abolished all other safety nets and were willing to accept about $500 billion more in spending per year (about 2% more taken out as taxes).
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