This needs to be modded +5 because this is what everyone is failing to understand when they say "why take money from the smart people who built the machines to pay the lazy slobs who won't do anything at all?" As if we aren't already paying the least productive people in society a basic income; why should having a productive job mean you suffer more and have less money than the stereotypical three-child single mom on all the available forms of welfare imaginable? Between EBT, WIC, Section 8 housing, and the "Obamaphone," the least productive get a lot of free shit that the productive part-timer can't afford because no one's giving them a single thing for free. Disincentivizing employment through the current mess of a welfare system (in the USA at least) is incredibly fucking stupid. Basic income just says "everyone gets $1000 a month so they can survive. No more unemployment, food stamps, or Section 8, they just get a flat $1000 that doesn't come with preconditions and caveats so they can survive even if they lose their jobs, get seriously injured, get very sick, whatever."
Automation will not let us ignore this problem for much longer. At some point this is going to have to happen, whether or not the Limbaugh ditto-heads support it or deride it as "muh socialism."