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Thread started 11/11/20 12:47am

domainator2010

They're trialling Universal Basic Income in Compton!

What does everybody feel about this? :

https://patriotforamerica...he-nation/

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Reply #1 posted 11/11/20 4:41am

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If they use it as an excuse to cut what remnants you have of a social safety net then its not great. There's worse ideas out there than giving people cash though.

Philosophically it seems a tough sell in the USA, you seem to be very much a "live to work" culture and this would sound to many suspiciously like people living for its own sake.

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Reply #2 posted 11/11/20 7:23am

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Compton is the new Beverly Hills.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #3 posted 11/11/20 5:05pm

onlyforaminute

$600 extra would help but one couldn't live on it which I guess is the point. Hope it works for them. I can see a swarm trying to take advantage of those on it.
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Reply #4 posted 11/12/20 7:58pm

Margot

It may be frittered. How about paying for necessities like utility bill or garbage bill.

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Reply #5 posted 11/13/20 2:36am

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Margot said:

It may be frittered. How about paying for necessities like utility bill or garbage bill.

I agree, there's an argument for Universal Basic Services that I find more compelling than UBI.

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Reply #6 posted 11/13/20 11:39am

RJOrion

how about they just give us the current quivalent of the 40 acres of land and the mule those devils promised us after we were freed from their diabolical enslavement... not some petty bullshit stipend thats gonna end up circulating back into their hands anyway... UBI...aint that a bitch

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Reply #7 posted 11/13/20 4:14pm

onlyforaminute

RJOrion said:

how about they just give us the current quivalent of the 40 acres of land and the mule those devils promised us after we were freed from their diabolical enslavement... not some petty bullshit stipend thats gonna end up circulating back into their hands anyway... UBI...aint that a bitch


Those getting this aren't necessarily ADOS. It's only 800 families anyway out of thousands.
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