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Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 883

Lets say we pay out 100% of current federal revenue as UBI (setting aside the fact we'd still need Medicare etc). That's just over $10,000 per citizen.

First, why should we still need Medicare? A major point of a UBI is that we can eliminate the existing social programs and replace them all with UBI.

Second, $10K per citizen translates to $40K for a family of four (what, you weren't counting children as citizens?). Which is about median income these days. I fail to see a problem....

Comment Re:No we can keep working instead (Score 1) 883

Nah, that won't work.

We need to repeal the last couple centuries of progress first. Drop back to, say 1800, and we'll be fine.

Well, except for the lifespans being reduced by ~30 years, and the diseases and regular starvation.

But that's a small price to pay to keep people working, right?

Seriously, we're heading into a period that makes the transition through the Industrial Revolution look minor. And, yes, we may find that a UBI works.

Note that a UBI should replace all the myriad existing government handouts, so it actually won't cost nearly as much as might be expected. Yes, it'll require higher taxes, but not exorbitantly so....

DIsclaimer: yes, I'm one of those conservatives that /. is offended by. So I should probably be opposed to a UBI on general principles. I'm not. Get over it.

Comment Re:The Goldman talks... (Score 5, Insightful) 311

Nobody cares about the content of those talks, least of all anybody at Goldman Sachs. She could have stood at the lectern and read Rod McKuen poems for all they care. The issue is that the money Goldman gave her for those "speeches" are in fact bribes paid on spec, against the contingency of her getting into the white house.


Comment Re:More spin against Trump (Score 2) 394

Alternately, you do false accusations about the (distant) past so that there's no possibility of confirming/disproving the allegation.

Since I'm not voting the Trump no matter what, I hardly care. But I'd expect that about half the women coming forward now are doing it for the publicity, and not because they want Trump punished for his crime(s).

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