posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 04:19 AM
a reply to: xuenchen
In my opinion it was a wrong proposition to begin with. Of course everyone was scared about a possible migration infulx if it got passed but it should
be proposed for citizens only, that have lived and worked in Switzerland for at least 10 years which is a minimum to get their citizenship anyway.
Even children born in Switzerland would have to live there and go to school for at least 10 years, albeit getting citizenship upon birth, to qualify
for a right to basic income. So complete integration before any rights for immigrants. Same for locals, but since they are natives and are most likely
already qualified by working and living there, they`d have a right to apply instantly.
Another aspect is the ones who earned the right and want to leave the country to accomodate themselves to a better living elsewhere due to lower
standards. In this case, after a year of not living in home country, the right to basic income automatically terminates itself and you have to appeal
again, live and work for at least 3 years in the country. Cheaters, those registered living in the country while they are living abroad would need to
be punished severly by taking them away any right to reappeal again.
I`m saying this because this is the only version of the proposed system that would work and boost the nation`s economy. Otherwise they`d be just
throwing away the money. One thing to know for the Americans here is that doing this, passing this policy, would negate all the social transfers and
everything we Europeans (mostly) take for granted would be gone, no more pension, universal health care, free education....you get the idea...but
you`d get a basic income to cover for such costs as well as basic living.
I think this is actually a great idea that would stimulate people in doing what they enjoy doing and a happy person is the most creative and
productive worker. A new Renaissance era if you like. Shame it got rejected but I can understand why. It needs to be done right or any country could
go bankrupt should they pass such a great, but flawed, bill.