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Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:48 PM

LIMBAUGH: Democrats Are Never Gonna Support 'Universal Basic Income'

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Rush telling Democrats what we want. Unheard of!



Why universal basic income is gaining support, critics

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, by Kathleen Pender

The idea of a universal basic income — monthly cash payments from the government to every individual, working or not, with no strings attached — is gaining traction, thanks in part to endorsements from Silicon Valley celebs.

Some see it as a way to compensate for the traditional jobs with benefits that will be wiped out by robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, globalization and the gig economy. Others see it as a way to reduce income inequality or to create a more efficient, less stigmatizing safety net than our current mishmash of welfare benefits.

“I think ultimately we will have to have some kind of universal basic income, I don’t think we are going to have a choice,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the World Government Summit in Dubai in February.

In a commencement speech at Harvard University in May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.” And in a July 4 blog post, Zuckerberg praised Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend, the nearest thing to universal income in this or any country. Since 1982, Alaska has been distributing some of its oil revenue as an annual payment, ranging from about $1,000 to $3,000, to every resident including children.


Read it all at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Why-universal-basic-income-is-gaining-support-11290211.php

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yallerdawg Jul 2017 OP
brokephibroke Jul 2017 #1
Scoopster Jul 2017 #2
Eliot Rosewater Jul 2017 #3
Wellstone ruled Jul 2017 #4
yallerdawg Jul 2017 #5
Bradical79 Jul 2017 #6
yallerdawg Jul 2017 #7

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:54 PM

1. The half of his brain that he tied behind his back...

...has atrophied. And the remaining half is drug addled.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:57 PM

2. Hasn't this been a Dem idea for a while?

I remember either John Conyers or Charlie Rangel pushing for it a few years ago in fact.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:58 PM

3. Common sense dictates as automation eliminates jobs, you will have ONE of two outcomes

A wasteland of violence because 10,000 people have ALL the money and the other 320 million have nothing.

Or something like this suggests.

Those are the choices.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:59 PM

4. Well well,the true spokes person of the Republican Party

finally went there. This Idea is being considered in Norway,Sweden and Iceland as a result of Robotics,and the Aging Population and jobs for the Person with minimum skill sets.

Zeuckerberg was just Parroting this study.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:03 PM

5. Late to the party.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:04 PM

6. I'd forgotten about Rush

 

Thanks for getting some Democrats to think about universal basic income!

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:07 PM

7. "Whatever you do, don't think about elephants."

Rush didn't pay attention in Psych 101.

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