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View Poll Results: If you had a guarenteed income of $1,500 a month you would....
Yes I would keep working 86 64.18%
I would quit and live off 1500 a month 10 7.46%
I would quit to start my own business 12 8.96%
I would work part time-maybe 20 hours a week 11 8.21%
None of these choices would match my behavior 15 11.19%
Voters: 134. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-06-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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So we've heard a lot of folks here say that if they had a guaranteed income everyone would quit and never work again. This amazes me. most of my friends would keep working! So I wondered...how much of that is projection onto others, vs's how many here would....

ps...yes I know...a typo in the header. If a mod see's this, can you fix the typo as I cant edit it apparently. Sigh.
Yes, that's not enough to cover my mortgage and property taxes. We'd have to drastically change our lifestyles.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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I'd still have to work.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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what is the source of this $1500?
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
 
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Sure I'd work, beacuse I enjoy being productive, and because in this country, poverty is usually relative, and relative differences in income DO matter in life and love.

But I probably would work more for myself and not for an employer, unless somehow I could find a job that didn't suck.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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what is the source of this $1500?

End welfare programs. The $1500 is now taxable, so some of it will be returned in taxes.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:03 PM
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If it came with basic health insurance then I would start my own business.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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1500 / month wouldn't cover my housing expenses. Hell, I spend $800/month on food just for myself.

$800/mo for food just for yourself sounds insane do you live in Manhattan and always eat out?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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I haven't worked since 2001, but my income is a lot more than $1,500 a month....I suppose I would work if that was all I had to live on.

Have you ever considered getting a job and becoming a productive member of society?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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I would work part time. I could live off 1500 but it would be a very tight budget. With part time work in addition I could still maintain some pride but still have a lot of freetime and enough money. I dont understand some people who think they need to spend tons of money to be happy. If a person needs to make or spend 10k or more a month to be happy they might want to evaluate their priorities in life.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Have you ever considered getting a job and becoming a productive member of society?
Maybe this person is retired with a pension. Regardless, sounds like a pretty cushy situation to not work and still somehow have plenty of cash. I hope thats how I am when Im old and grey. Somehow though even if I'm responsible I'm not that optimistic about decades into the future.
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