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[–] 4117359? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

One note, the current federal budget in Switzerland is 66.353 billion Francs as of 2014. This plan would require an additional 150 billion Francs of taxation.

So it's clear on the face of it that this would not likely be a revenue neutral proposal. Taxes would go up quite substantially.

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's ok because everyone is getting 1700 a month which they can pay taxes on.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lol. This explains why the proposed BI payment is so high. So they can pay the increased taxes off the bat it will cost. This high payment also suggests the swiss *government must have some serious money in the bank, that and the fact they are also considering going back to gold backed currency. They must be the only country in the world with solid fiscal foundations.

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[–] 4117325? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Switzerland is amazing for their direct democracy model.

Even when the answer is "No", as it was for going back to the gold standard, it's incredible that they'd actually ask the question.

I wish we had more substantive direct democracy in the world.

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[–] fagnig 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not to mention we have a third of a billion cutthroats

Just curious. What if you had a billion? Would you even support a democracy?