Universal Basic Income - Stockton, CA - $500/month for 18 months

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  1. TLB

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    Universal Basic Income - Stockton, CA - $500/month for 18 months

    I read this as total fail until I realized they will limit it to 100 people for the experiment, not all 300,000 residents. But, in that case, how real is the experiment? I like to see people try things, but didn't the European version already show signs of breaking down?
     
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    I missed the article that Bernie moved to Stockton.
     
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    California is the home of 20 million Bernie's.
     
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    I think that number is a bit low...
     
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    Stockton? The bankrupt city that has no hope of even paying its retirment obligations?
     
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    I'm just talking about agents in Hollywood named Bernie. Bernie Goldberg, Bernie Finkelstein, Bernie Schwartz, Bernie Applebaum, Bernie Lipchitz, ......
     
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      Money was donated by some.com billionaire with more money than sense. I love that one guy said he would use the money to take his family to Disneyland LOL
       
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        God damn Fickelstein shiit kid!
         
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          How original...a new kind of welfare.
           
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            That equates to 12 hr per week at minimum wage. Why couldn’t the city create part time jobs for the city and get some value from that investment?
             
            • Swamp Donkey

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              Duhh..... Cali.

              Besides, Im pretty sure the garbage men in Stockton start at $240k a year.

              Isnt this the town that was paying many retirees 750k + a year?
               
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                Well, they need that, with the taxes and cost of living out there, ya know.
                 
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                  And probably still can't afford the housing there.

                  A 1-bedroom shack goes for around a million bucks.
                   
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                    You can’t seriously be expecting them to actually WORK for this, are you? WTF?

                    Elitist....
                     
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                      Nazi fascist.

                      Those are the words you are looking for.
                       
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                        This is inevitable as automation and outsourcing reduce the need for human work.
                         
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