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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 09-17-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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Last proposal on UBI they were only going to give it to people between the ages of 18 and 65.
That might might quiet the retirement crowd.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Boston
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as long as the government pays me a universal wage and continues to send my family 120K a year in pension benefits I'm fine with it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Say you get about $1,000 per month, or $1,500 in like NYC or SF.
I would keep working. $1000 a month means you'd live in severe poverty, especially in a place like NYC or SF.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:40 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Considering I have been paying into Medicare my entire working life, you can count on me doing what I can to get some small portion of that back. Which has exactly WHAT to do with handing money to people that have done nothing their entire lives? Well, except get stoned and breed.

Why would I accept working as a slave, when I can sit on my butt and be handed money for doing nothing? More importantly, why would I work to support a system that thinks that it has the right to make a slave out of me? Stop producing, stop paying taxes, stop supporting a system that requires people to be sacrificed for others.

The alternative is "stopping the motor of the world".
In Medicare the median person gets everything back in about ?7? years. Yes both employer and employee plus interest.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Quit working, of course.

Why would I keep working if the majority of elected representatives has decided it's good for everybody else to pay me whether I work or not?

I'm happy to make hay while the sun shines. That is, keep collecting the free money until the American people decide that it was a quintessentially horrible decision, fire all the congressmen who voted for it, and elect new ones who immediately repeal it. Then I'll go back to work.

But I certainly could use the time off as long as it lasts. Who am I to argue with the majority?
It wouldn't be enough to do more than live a subsistence lifestyle in a cardboard box, so don't quit your job just yet. All it would do is ensure you can buy food
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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Last proposal on UBI they were only going to give it to people between the ages of 18 and 65.
That might might quiet the retirement crowd.
LOL, so let poor seniors starve but give money to working age people.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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Say you get about $1,000 per month, or $1,500 in like NYC or SF.
I'd keep working and use UBI to invest into my business.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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LOL, so let poor seniors starve but give money to working age people.
Seniors already get SS
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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Seniors already get SS
You might be surprised how little some get, especially women who were stay at home mothers. If they are giving free money to people who can still work they need to increase SS to people who cannot.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Poll is missing the option: "Start your own business".
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