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if you have a guaranteed income
This is a great idea and I'll tell you why.
Firstly, the money is all fake, that's been proven a trillion times over this past few years.
So, if you have a guaranteed income, you could sit on your laurels or your ass and just watch teevee all day long. Or if you had a bit more gumption than that, you would now be free to actually do what you WANTED to, what you were good at, what fed your soul, what seemed to need to be done.
What is to keep businesses from inflating their prices to offset the free income?
In Denmark, college students are paid a monthly stipend of about 1K to go to college and their tuition is free. Most end up ahead of the game with money in the bank when they finish, which goes a long ways towards making the next few years quite productive, rather than having the worry of a 50K nondischargeable loan hanging over their heads, like in our wonderful Darwinistic capitalistic system where suicides have almost doubled in the past 5 years.
Why should we be forced(with acts of violence) to pay taxes for an helping another person. It should be voluntary.
People with talent could invent things, make art, literature, help the less fortunate; the list is endless. What we have now is the 1% making money out of nothing on Wall Street, and the 99% working at mostly pointless jobs that will soon be overtaken by robots in any event.
People with talent do not get the right to force(with violence,theft and coercive strategies) others to give them free income. It should be voluntary
Meanwhile, the ocean is polluted with radiation and plastic, the climate is changing so fast it's going to become a threat to global survival, and yet the commercials still want you to buy plastic crap from China to keep the whole insane thing going.
The radiation was the result of a incompetent Japanese corporation, the climate is changing because of the sun cycle..not human activity on earth. Commercials are sponsored by corporations with the intent of you buying their product. If you keep buying their products they win not change.
Yeah, socialism is bad, alright. God Forbid everyone should be taken care of....
Statist coercive socialism is bad. People should not be taken care of with funds stolen from the rest of the people with force.It should be voluntarily given. Not at the point of a gun.
Oh, and OP; please read up on the difference between Marxism and Fascism. You seem a bit confused. Fascism is what we have now, careening down the street towards us. It's corporations running the government, and they aren't benevolent corporations; they buy and sell the politicians. Sound familiar?
Marxism does not allow for free market capitalism to exist. Fascism can still coexist with capitalism. Look at history. Did Marxist policy ever give abundance for the masses?
edit on 11041011pmTuesdayf04Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:04:11 -0600America/Chicago by signalfire because: addendum
$400 billion/month X 12 months
$4.8 Trillion per year newly printed money added to the national debt.
Zimbabwe, here we come.
I'm sure B.O. and MO also think this would be a good idea.
Sheer damned stupidity.
It'll get votes for another term or two and then there will be nothing to buy with the printed government dollars because even decent and hardworking people will drop anchor and watch this parasitic bunch of scumbags crash and burn.
More entitlements to the entitlement generation. I would rather see people working for their money, and doing something productive.