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Universal basic income? California moves to be first state to fund pilot efforts

Original post made on Jul 16, 2021

Once the bill is signed, cities and counties can apply for funding from a $35 million pool to support current or new initiatives.

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Posted by Santa Rita Mom
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 16, 2021 at 2:36 pm

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Terrible idea. Encouraging people to live off the government at the expense of hard-working taxpayers. The government has no business taking money from working people to give to those who won't work.

There are "We're Hiring" signs in the windows of essentially every business I walk by. There are plenty of jobs to be had. We should NOT be paying people to stay home. Those of us who work hard to support ourselves shouldn't be taxed extra to provide for people who won't do the same.

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 16, 2021 at 2:51 pm

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I agree with @Santa Rita Mom. The experiment was run, with the $3-600/wk pandemic funds. The end result was paying people not to work. Not really the American way.