aspirant
Yang offers UBI, $12,000/year, but wants private health insurance to also flourish (raising rates)

Now we will spend all of the UBI and more on healthcare to avoid bankruptcy

You can't give us money and then add more expenses which net us out to zero or less and tell us you are increasing the value of our lives

Just another money transfer to the rich, using us as the middle man/woman

UBI + M4ALL would be a goodie
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Sriracha
I'm a fan of UBI. Give money to those that spend it wildly will actually be good thing for the overall economy.
However, to pay for it going to have to close those 800 military bases around the world.
I'm all for that too. 
We should be a very rich nation.
Instead most Americans live pay check to pay check.
So, we can play world cop for the oligarchs. a.k.a the NWO.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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aspirant
$2,000 a Ticket fundraiser to hear Yang speak.... that's 2 long months of his UBI program for a single night

Bye, Bye Yin/Yang
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Fire With Fire
This idea has been around for more than half a century.  It's most prominent advocate was Milton Friedman, who proposed a negative income tax:

 

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Various different models of negative income tax have been proposed.

One model was proposed by Milton Friedman.[4][6] In this version, a specified proportion of unused deductions or allowances would be refunded to the taxpayer. If, for a family of four the amount of allowances came out to $10,000, and the subsidy rate was 50%, and the family earned $6,000, the family would receive $2,000, because it left $4,000 of allowances unused, and therefore qualifies for $2,000, half that amount. Friedman feared that subsidy rates any higher would lessen the incentive to obtain employment. He also warned that the negative income tax, as an addition to the "ragbag" of welfare and assistance programs, would only worsen the problem of bureaucracy and waste. Instead, he argued, the negative income tax should immediately replace all other welfare and assistance programs on the way to a completely laissez-faire society where all welfare is privately administered. The negative income tax has come up in one form or another in Congress, but Friedman eventually opposed it because it came packaged with other undesirable elements antithetical to the efficacy of the negative income tax. Friedman preferred to have no income tax at all, but said he did not think it was politically feasible at that time to eliminate it, so he suggested this as a less harmful income tax scheme.[5][8]



As of 1962, when Friedman first ran this scheme up the flag pole, we were not looking at the bleak future we see today.  Like RomneyCare/ObamaCare, it was dreamed up as a conservative answer to liberal theory.  He forthrightly said that the goal of this program was to replace the bureaucratic welfare state with the efficiency of the IRS.  Looking back at how welfare politics played out under Bill Clinton, liberals might have been better off embracing Friedman's approach when it was proposed by Nixon.

The real allure of this idea now is based on the march of automation.  Without some share the wealth scheme of some kind, civilization will collapse when 40% of the population becomes useless (assuming global warming does not ruin everything first).

As of 2019, there is no crying need for a guaranteed income while we are trying to sort out what kind of government we will have -- the empire is crumbling but the rulers don't want to let go, while there is an apparent civil war going on with our legacy political parties trying to put each other in jail. 

What comes next?  It will have to include some variety of this idea.

 

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davidgmills
What comes next is that AI will tire of us humans and off us all.  We have taught AI what it means to be supremacist, and AI now recognizes what supremacists must do to reach the next level of intelligence.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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