A Universal Basic Income program is social security program where all citizens of a country receive a regular, unconditional sum of money from the government. The funding for Universal Basic Income comes from taxation and government owned entities including income from endowments, real estate and natural resources. Several countries, including Finland, India and Brazil, have experimented with a UBI system but have not implemented a permanent program. The longest running UBI system in the world is the Alaska Permanent Fund in the U.S. state of Alaska. In the Alaska Permanent Fund each individual and family receives a monthly sum that is funded by dividends from the state’s oil revenues. Proponents of UBI argue that it will reduce or eliminate poverty by providing everyone with a basic income to cover housing and food. Opponents argue that a UBI would be detrimental to economies by encouraging people to either work less or drop out of the workforce entirely.
The universal basic income program should be means tested and limited to those that are disadvantaged at the time. There should also be a requirement for those that are able to look for employment during this period. Upon gaining employment which is equal to or above the UBIP the payments should cease.
Yes, because I feel it'll help families and people live well. Also, I believe that if there not doing anything and using that money for things inappropriately and harming others they should not get it. For example, people who use that money for drugs or not working or trying to work to make a livivng for themselves.
No, but institute or expand similar programs based on income, so that those living in poverty or working close to or at minimum wage jobs are able to pay for food and housing, without making too costly of a program.
Yes, all low income families/people should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing and people who are financially stable like the middle class and high class should not receive this income because they do not need it
Yes, but it cannot be funded by the general taxpayers. It needs to be funded by taxes on corporations based on the amount of automation they have implemented and the number of jobs that it removes from the workforce.
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