- 26 Oct 2021 17:11
Funny that I always get accused of being far right as I've long been supportive of national basic income. When we were in the EU I was supportive of European Basic Income. I also seem to one of first people to raise the idea of a real universal basic income, one that would be paid to every adult in the world. Note this is not some pie eyed utopian idea that needs international consensus to get started. No if you started at very modest level of income and started with getting distribution of money in some of the smaller poorest countries in Africa and Asia, this is something that could be done by individual governments or even individual governments.
I will also have it noted that I was one of the few people who took a principled moral stand on vaccines and said I would refuse to take the vaccine till every person in the poorer parts of the world had been offered it. The Liberal establishment in most western countries have gone with the National Socialist approach. The Nazis were obsessed by the health of nation. They thought the interests of the health of the nation, as decided by them of course, should override every consideration of personal Liberty, choice or autonomy, while the rest of the world could go die for all they cared. If Liberals had pushed for a world wide vaccine mandate, then at least they would have had an argument, but my response to anyone who supports national vaccine mandates is fuck off you Nazi.
Anyway on a national level I'm not against the principle of putting extra taxes on things that are considered socially undesirable, but if we are going to tax alcohol and tobacco, then the money should be redistributed in a national basic income because these sin taxes disproportionately hit the poorest whether working, unemployed or retired. The same goes for these taxes to subsidise the Green Energy industrial complex. I don't doubt that the Prince Andrew, Alec Baldwin and George Clooney's of this world have above average energy bills, especially as they often have to provide live in accommodation for their servants, but proportionality green energy rules and taxes hit the poorest hardest. So I think I'm in braod sympathy with @B0ycey 's point.
While I support the impeachment of Salvador Allende, no executive Presidencies, proportional representation and short fixed term parliaments would have been preferable.