Guaranteed Income: A Slap in the Face to Workers

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Posted: Sep 21, 2022 12:01 AM

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Democratic politicians across the U.S. are pushing for guaranteed monthly cash handouts to the poor. No strings attached. No work required. Taxpayers foot the bill. This scheme, which is already being rolled out in Los Angeles, Chicago, Providence, Rhode Island, Denver and numerous other cities, needs to be stopped. It’s turning people who work and pay taxes into suckers.

Los Angeles County will soon begin handing out $1,000 a month to random applicants. The Los Angeles Times editorial board applauds the unconditional nature of the payments, naively claiming that the recipients “know far better than the government what their challenges and priorities are.” Translation: It’s OK to forgo work and have children you can’t support.

Cook County, Illinois — home of Chicago — is launching the nation’s largest guaranteed income program. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hails the no-strings giveaways for empowering people to “take care of their families, pursue education, and find better employment.”

Sorry, but these are the same goals working people

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