Technology is going to take away human jobs – so we need to be more "imaginative" in our social arrangements, former President Barack Obama said Tuesday in a speech. That means we need to consider "universal income," he said.
That endorsement had to be music to the ears of former gubernatorial Democrat candidate and racially-Leftist Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, who has successfully gathered over 35 co-sponsors on a measure that would make Chicago the largest US city to set up a universal basic income pilot program. Since there are 50 aldermen on the city council, the measure looks like it will soon become public policy and 1000 Chicago families will be getting a check for $500 a month for free. That's if Mayor Rahm Emanuel warms up to the idea. It's fairly certain Illinois taxpayers won't.
My legislation calling for the creation of a Chicago #UniversalBasicIncome pilot has 36 co-sponsors! On to the Commitee on Workforce Development and Audit. Committee chair @40thWard is also a sponsor. More soon! #UBI pic.twitter.com/W7D5Hbx31E
— Ameya Pawar (@Ameya_Pawar_IL) June 27, 2018
And though the alderman won't say it, Illinois taxpayers will be footing the bill. It won't be sold that way, but since taxpayers statewide sooner or later end up bailing Chicago out of any and all financial challenges (self-inflicted or otherwise), that's exactly what will happen.
And despite ever-increasing property tax bills, the city is $71 Billion in debt and digging a deeper hole daily – with $40 Billion in pension debt. The city's schools are subsidized by the state, but their performance worsens.
Still, Barack Obama wants it, so in Chicago, UBI (Universal Basic Income) is good. Where's the "Fight for $15" per hour protesters when you need 'em??
Former President Barack Obama just endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income. #BasicIncome pic.twitter.com/Cm4Q3ExjTB
— Basic Income Quotes (@BaseIncomeQuote) July 17, 2018
The Chitcago democrats is a government who will give away everything they don’t own.
How did we get so many communists so fast in public office ?
Immigrants who vote strongly Democratic have been the tipping point.
Answer: The LEFTIST-indoctrinated public school system.
Why not at this point. Better to give the productive people a shove out the door and start over elsewhere than to slow boil them to death. Let the liberals and minorities tax and destroy each other.
Frank’s answer is the correct one.
The moving companies should profit greatly.
Will the last one leaving, please turn the lights out.
Illinois’ is imploding.
They come here and bring their socialism with them.
Always knew Obama was a communist.
Reading his book The Audacity of Hope was like reading a copy of the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.
Even those who are not Socialists and really don’t have any political philosophy, and many of these 3rd people fall into that category, soon learn that Democrats will take from those who pay federal income taxes and give it to them.
Deep down he would fit in very well with a Communist state as long as HE were part of that ruling elite.