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GEG Commentary

Canada: Ontario’s New Government to Abandon Socialist ‘Basic Income’ Experiment

August 2, 2018 Daily Wire 2

‘Universal basic income’ is a socialist scheme that takes money from taxpayers and redistributes it to mostly non-taxpayers. Stockton, a city in California, will spend $900,000 over 18 months to subsidize 100 residents with $500 monthly. [We expect the program to become permanent in California, however, because legislators there do not care if a program is too expensive or unsustainable so long as it gets them elected.]

GEG Commentary

26-Year Old California Mayor Proposes Universal Basic Income Free Money as Solution to Poverty

February 6, 2018 CBS 4

California: Michael Tubbs, the 26-year old Mayor of Stockton, will provide a universal basic income ($500 per month) to low-income residents. Stockton was the largest city in America to claim bankruptcy during the financial crisis. Critics fear it will create a welfare state. [Stockton already IS a welfare state. We predict that, when the ‘experiment’ is finished, it will be seen as a colossal failure, but those who are well paid to administer the welfare state will claim that the only reason it failed is that $500 was not enough. The result will be another ‘experiment’ at $1,000, and another at $2,000, and so on to eternity.]