Mustapha Posted May 31, 2017 Share Posted May 31, 2017 On 5/25/2017 at 11:05 AM, ForsbergTheGreat said: No thanks, not quite how the economy works. You want to get paid, then develop a skillset that has value and earn that money. Competition for jobs is what grows the economy and pushes it to advance. This. If one is an able-bodied person between 18-64, I don't see any reason why the government should be providing them with 'basic income'. Government money is the taxpayers' money. Taxpayers pay tax to assist in paying for services that are used by taxpayers and society as a whole. It shouldn't exist to prop up people on a basic income who could otherwise be earning it. Socialist philosophy seems to push the 'redistribution of wealth' crap all the time, but in order for the economy to grow and thrive, new products and services need to be created and provided. This is how wealth is created. Sure, automation will take some jobs. It always has. However, innovation also creates new opportunities. Honestly I believe that we are becoming victims of our own decadence. Yeah, sure its anecdotal, but my old man worked long hours for years and never complained. He later started his own business and did very well until he was diagnosed with MS. One day back in 2012, he called me up and told me that he was going back to work full time for a local company...the guy can barely walk. If he can get a job, then why shouldn't I expect able and healthy people to do the same? Is that the dream of people today? To be dependent on the state? In what universe does this NOT end with us in gulags? I guess as long as we have our porn and XBOX... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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