late wrote:For one thing, I'd like to see income pegged. So if your income increases, what you get from the government is reduced.
For another, 1.5k/month is crazy...cities have been letting landlords get away with murder. Rental supply is kept artificially low, and we need to do something about that, some sort of federal oversight that will allow demand to increase supply..
This has two parts, one is that we tend to do things a tiny bit at a time. We need to grow up and pull the freaking band aid off. The other is doing the best we can within reason.
Now you tell us that you don't mean a UBI when you say UBI.
Everyone else means the same payment to every adult and maybe less for kids.
Then you call $1500/mo. crazy. but you don't say it is too high or too low.
You need to write to be more clear.
Why not comment on the MMT idea of the Guarantee Job Guarantee Program.
1] It is to be mostly run locally, because locals know what socially useful work can be done.
2] But, it is Federally funded, for both the workers wages and for the administration.
3] The wage is fixed, at a socially inclusive level. Families can live on this and go out to eat, etc. It has paid vacations and almost free medical care, and all other benefits. Mothers can run neighborhood daycare out of their homes, that incl. their own kids.
4] A job is "offered" to anyone who wants one. I take this to mean the workers must actually do the work.
5] This program will bring money into dying rural towns. People may even move there for a reduced cost of living and low rents.
6] It is claimed to not be inflationary, because ---
. . . a] The wage is fixed.
. . . b] It replaces many other programs that are supporting those without a job.
. . . c] We are supporting these people anyway.