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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:43 AM
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What if the ubi happens here in america and it works.
It's a huge success and because of that usa citizens are free from the
stress and worry we have about buying the things we need. Food, shelter, clothing.

Now when we work it's to gain something we want or because we like what we do.
Our children grow up as better humans because we are with them teaching them more often.
Backyard gardens become the norm. A return to family closeness and community.
More and more people turn to making art and entertainment in their free time
The usa experiences a new renaissance. Thus leading the world to do the same.

Stranger things have happened. I can dream can't i.

Is being away from home 8, 10, 12 hours a day and the stress of having to work # jobs just to feed your kids
a bigger problem in this world than we realize?



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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

What if the majority of people decide the UBI is better than working at all and they run out of other peoples money?



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Ive no idea what 'ubi' is, an explanation of that would be good.

But i'll say this. Big corporations and companies do not benefit the average person in any meaningful way in their lives.

We've now seen who keeps the country running.


How many chief executives and chairmen are on the frontline?



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

Universal Basic Income



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

OK, thanks for that


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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
Ive no idea what 'ubi' is, an explanation of that would be good.


Socialism on roids.


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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Sounds idyllic.
Who is paying for this UTI, again?



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: scraedtosleep

What if the majority of people decide the UBI is better than working at all and they run out of other peoples money?


What if there is no money for "special people" to hoard?....what if we say that no one is better than anyone else.Ever…..lol...the only ones butt-hurt would be the rich whose fiat money disappears with a single click forever and the global playing field is levelled in one fell swoop.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: scraedtosleep

Who is paying for this UTI, again?


Due to the lifestyle, I hear DB pays for it daily.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
Ive no idea what 'ubi' is, an explanation of that would be good.


Socialism on roids.


The 'roids come from everyone sitting on their ass all day while others work to pay for it.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

I think everyone should be given 10 million dollars at birth so they never have to work again.


Ahhhh. . . . paradise!





posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: one4all

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: scraedtosleep

What if the majority of people decide the UBI is better than working at all and they run out of other peoples money?


What if there is no money for "special people" to hoard?....what if we say that no one is better than anyone else.Ever…..lol...the only ones butt-hurt would be the rich whose fiat money disappears with a single click forever and the global playing field is levelled in one fell swoop.


Weird plan, comrade.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: scraedtosleep

Sounds idyllic.
Who is paying for this UTI, again?

Those stupid enough to keep working?



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

If everyone is given income without earning it what exactly is the motivation for anyone to actually go work? Especially since those working would have their paychecks taxed so heavily that a 40 hour work week might only garner one days pay? And why would ANYONE choose to work any menial jobs like stocking groceries, sanitizing hospitals, etc.? What about constructing our roads and highways, wiring our buildings, driving ambulances, raising livestock and crops?

How do you propose we fund UBI when people figure out they don't want to work every day to pay for those who wont and there is no revenue to pay for it any more? And exactly who do you think will perform necessary services?



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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I'm fine with UBI. Just so long as anyone on it agrees to be tazed 3 times a year and a government TV station is created that airs the tazings 24hrs a day.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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Who's going to manufacture/process the food, shelter & clothing if everyone gets a UBI? Who's going to teach children if everyone gets a UBI? I suppose computers/automation & non-citizens can solve some of these issues. That being said, for the same cost of all federal social/welfare programs, each U.S. citizen who's over 18 & who doesn't receive a pension could get a UBI of @ at least $1700 per month, for the same cost as all current federal social/welfare programs. Minimum wage can also be eliminated with a UBI. Criteria can be established like a requirement to have private health insurance in order to receive consecutive years UBI.
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posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:09 AM
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Been tried and abandoned in other countries. Poor, lazy people just need to own it and get a good cardboard box.

But serioisly, I know Jesus said to help poor peeps, but damn...they make it hard with sll there....ickiness.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
I'm fine with UBI. Just so long as anyone on it agrees to be tazed 3 times a year and a government TV station is created that airs the tazings 24hrs a day.

Nah, they would have to institute a 'Logan's Run' type of control.
After you are on the dole for too long, you get 'released'.... permanently.

Or they could 'Soylent Green' your ass.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk

Simple answers to your very valid questions:

None.

Nobody.

**Crickets**

You can't.

Nobody.



posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder

originally posted by: one4all

originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: scraedtosleep

What if the majority of people decide the UBI is better than working at all and they run out of other peoples money?


What if there is no money for "special people" to hoard?....what if we say that no one is better than anyone else.Ever…..lol...the only ones butt-hurt would be the rich whose fiat money disappears with a single click forever and the global playing field is levelled in one fell swoop.


Weird plan, comrade.


Weird times call for weird ideas,no?....We are all comrades as part of our Global Community.....you forgot to Capitolise "Comrade" did you not? I did not capitolise on purpose.Funny how changing one little word a wee bit can mean so much isn't it?
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