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Old 11-28-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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You offer a basic income to every citizen and we'll be flooded with pregnant immigrants and tourists.

Don't include kids and don't include immigrants for five years.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Don't include kids and don't include immigrants for five years.
ROFL..go read up on this.

And if it gets feet..then go read The Camp of the Saints to prepare yourself.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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The stipend would be in addition to your regular work pay...so those engineers and nurses would not be making the same as unskilled workers. It is an idea that would improve lives and the economy but, unfortunately, there are too many people crying about 'socialism' for it to ever pass.
It won't work.

Period.

For 300 million reasons... Each of them human.

(here's a hint... economics is about human behavior, not theories and formulas)
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Giving is never earnings it's a handout and comes with the leech stamp
earnings mean u contribute to your community

That's why hours worked should be included in W-2 forms and everyone's Social Security record.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Depends on where the income level is set. If you set it at half the income of a full time minimum wage job, that's about $7,500 per person which would be hard for most people to live on assuming they are paying market rent. (Presumably this would replace welfare and other handouts so there's no more food stamps.) So most people would need to work at least part time, which might work in an economy that doesn't have enough full time paid work for everybody.
Here's a clue: The more you do this, the less jobs there are.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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If there's something in the world dumber than a 'progressive', I haven't yet encountered it.

Read up on wage/price spirals.
But we could be just like Greece!

Imagine a land where nobody had to work or hold a job. Paradise!

/Sarcasm Off
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