Universal Basic Income Gains Traction Amid The Pandemic | The Last Word | MSNBC 1

Universal Basic Income Gains Traction Amid The Pandemic | The Last Word | MSNBC

 

As more cities experiment with providing residents a universal basic income, the former mayor of Stockton, CA and founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income Michael Tubbs, joins Ali Velshi to discuss the success of his city’s guaranteed income pilot program where 125 residents received $500 a month. Tubbs says, “we can trust regular people with money, just like we trust millionaires and billionaires with tax cuts.” Aired on 04/24/2021.
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29 comments

    1. Hey Social Security and Medicare are also socialist programs, which majority of Americans love. If you have an issue with socialism, fight ti get rid of those two programs first.

    2. I’m all for it. Im tired of busting my hump. I will gladly sit home and collect a check for doing nothing. Everyone should sit home and collect a check why work if you don’t have to.

  1. Given the fact that tax cuts and tax shelters are a form of guaranteed income for the wealthy, I see no reason why the rest of America shouldn’t have a guaranteed income of their own.

  2. A UBI would be better than the plethora of benefits programs. Libertarians and other free market proponents could support it, because it clears up so much bureaucracy. Having it go to every citizen equally makes it simple.

  3. For a supposed rich country why is it aright for the rich to have more money but the hardworking tax paying people don’t deserve decent wages or other government help wow your country is a F’in Joke.!!

  4. Michael Tubbs is a revolutionary, & I’m so proud of his work! EVERY American DESERVES a guaranteed income to afford basics. WHY are we living in the wealthiest country in the world with people homeless, on the streets? WHY does the wealthiest country not guarantee health/dental/vision care? WHY does the wealthiest country have people in food lines? Evicted from their homes? Unable to educate themselves & their children? WHY is the wealthiest country in the world fighting AGAINST a measly $15 hr minimum wage? I’ll tell you why: b/c corporations & Wall Street & the wealthiest among us BOUGHT our govt. a long time ago (including our Supreme Court). They INTEND to keep the masses poor, overworked, addicted, unhealthy, focused on things that don’t matter (sports, celebrities, social media, etc.) b/c if the populace was healthy & happy & whole, WE WOULD NEVER STAND FOR THIS CRAP. Guaranteed Income is way past due, & I’m ready to see everyone have their needs met, without having to work 2 and 3 jobs to meet them. The people who are LAZY & irresponsible with their money (& immoral) are usually the wealthiest among us. Look at Donald Trump & his entire criminal family. Look at Jeffrey Esptein. Look at Jeff Bezos, who is the wealthiest man on the PLANET, but refuses to treat his own workers at Amazon with dignity & respect.

    I rest my case. Thanks for listening to my Ted Talk. 🙂

  5. Why spend more time and resources trying to find out who needs the money and who doesn’t? Just shame the rich into giving to charity or something, lol

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