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[–] idle_voating 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I actually hope that universal basic income becomes a reality. It is already financially viable, but not politically. The panama papers gave a good level of indication of just how much money is being hidden away, I wonder how much more George Soros and his buddies are hiding away.

It would also lead to one of the greatest improvements in working conditions to ever happen. It would get rid of people who don't want to work and don't want to be there but only do it because they need the money. It would also get rid of shitty employers who exploit others who need the money and treat them like shit.

Universal basic income would still leave incentive to work. Technological Unemployement is also coming, jobs in the transportation sector are about to get slaughtered by self driving vehicles.


[–] AmaleksHairyAss 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

UBI needs to happen but not by taking money from bank accounts (even foreign ones). That's a guaranteed path to ruination. Taxes on the wealthy are a good idea. Confiscating wealth is a terrible idea.


[–] littlemikemac ago 

The wealthy already pay almost all the taxes. I don't even like them and I'm shocked at how entitled you feel to their money at this point.

The US has a UBI, for vets. If you want it, earn it. My father did, like his father before him.