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View Poll Results: What would you do?
Keep working 52 54.17%
Work less hours 11 11.46%
Quit working 17 17.71%
I don't work anyways 16 16.67%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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Let's see. IF government
  • Gives everyone enough money for "Basic Income"
And this is good.....
  • Then why not
Give everyone enough money for a middle class lifestyle?
  • Problems solved for everyone.
And nobody has to work either.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'd like another government check, but first, who's paying for it? How bout universal health care, let's do that too!
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Originally Posted by mightleavenyc View Post
Say you get about $1,000 per month, or $1,500 in like NYC or SF.
Well since government would probably take $2,000 a month extra in taxes to pay for it, plus the nearly 50% who don't pay taxes, I'd have to keep working. $1,500 a month isn't enough to pay rent out here, single rooms rent for that much.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:58 PM
 
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Nobody could quit working on that amount.
I could easily have done it when I was single. I was very frugal and spent less than $1,000 a month and saved/invested most of my income.

Even today I might be able to quit if this passed. We are inches away from paying off our house and a combined $2,000 a month would likely pick up all needed expenses if we downsized some - plus started taking our dividends instead of reinvesting them. The only thing is health insurance.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Well since government would probably take $2,000 a month extra in taxes to pay for it, plus the nearly 50% who don't pay taxes, I'd have to keep working. $1,500 a month isn't enough to pay rent out here, single rooms rent for that much.
Not to mention the folks who will use that money to borrow more money (inflate their loan application) and finance things they canít afford, Iím sure the vast majority of Americans will continue working.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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Somehow I am completely against someone taking my money and giving it to deadbeats and calling it some strange acronym like UBI.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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Find somewhere else to move. The audacity that I have to pay for other people's laziness and the gov employees salary handing them the check. Disgusting.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: South Florida for now
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"Kill all the peasants".

Just joking. I AM a worthless poor peasant, who likely benefit from it. I'm no Patrick Bateman.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: SGV
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I could easily have done it when I was single. I was very frugal and spent less than $1,000 a month and saved/invested most of my income.

Even today I might be able to quit if this passed. We are inches away from paying off our house and a combined $2,000 a month would likely pick up all needed expenses if we downsized some - plus started taking our dividends instead of reinvesting them. The only thing is health insurance.
I definitely could do it on a $1000 per month if I lived back in my native Ohio.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Somehow I am completely against someone taking my money and giving it to deadbeats and calling it some strange acronym like UBI.
Color me shocked
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