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View Poll Results: What would you do?
Keep working 52 53.61%
Work less hours 12 12.37%
Quit working 17 17.53%
I don't work anyways 16 16.49%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-16-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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Say you get about $1,000 per month, or $1,500 in like NYC or SF.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:30 PM
 
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Sad that this is even a possibility. Hate our society.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SGV
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I'm with this guy...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yrIvEgqAuo
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
21,022 posts, read 10,650,697 times
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Quit a thousand more a month is about what I need to retire comfortably.

Twenty months away
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mightleavenyc View Post
What would you do if Universal Basic Income passed?



Vote in Republicans, or move.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:50 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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Keep working. UBI would cover my property taxes, and that’s about it.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Already retired. The extra money would allow me to both save more and spend more.

That's why the UBI could work - our economy depends on people buying stuff, and many people who get it would pump it right back into their local communities.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I would wake up, because this country would never pass anything like that...the rednecks would cause a civil war if it did.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:07 PM
Status: "Always a Proud American" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I would strongly consider leaving this country if UBI passed, where I would go, I don't know yet.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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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?

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