One Step Closer to Socialism: California City Launches $6k Universal Income
Bernie Sanders must be weeping with joy right now.
In the latest bid to drive California into the ground even quicker, Stockton is expected to become the first U.S. city to ever launch an "experiment" in universal basic income.
The wealth redistribution program, proposed by Mayor Michael Tubbs, would run for a period of three years. It gives a select number of residents $500 a month for no reason other than they're breathing.
From Business Insider:
As "revolutionary" as the idea seems, Mayor Tubbs isn't the first socialist to propose such a program. He won't even be the first to fail at it.
Last year in San Francisco (an equally if not even more leftist city), a lottery-based experiment that would award one winner a universal basic income for a year failed miserably.
In this instance, the project was privately run — we shudder to think what the program would look like under government control.
The National Review explains the problem with Universal Basic Income schemes:
Chalk up another win for California socialism and another loss for California tax-payers.
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