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Comment UBI - better be regulated to the extreme (Score 1) 426

THE UBI portion of you income would have to be extremely highly regulated on what the UBI is spent on by the average person.

Otherwise what is to prevent Joe Schmoe from blowing his 24K UBI on non necessities such as smokes, beer, lottery tickets, pizza rolls, etc?

Then Joe is still out the basic necessities of life like shelter, clothing and sustainable food and no better off than he was before now with the difference being the Mr Hard Worker's tax money is paying for Joe to be a leech.

Comment Just sign here (Score 1) 406

I MIGHT have be able to go along with this given that we properly vet everyone for said disability...then they throw this gem in there -->

"The borrowers identified by the Department won't have to go through the typical application process for receiving a disability discharge, which requires sending in documented proof of their disability. Instead, the borrower will simply have to sign and return the completed application enclosed in the letter."


How in the world is this good public policy?!?!? Your going to forgive possibly 10s if not 100's of thousands of dollars in debt, that every single one of these people entered into an agreement voluntarily with the govt and signed off on without coercion, and your going to do it with out a vetting process at all, just on their word, UNBELIEVABLE!

Comment Please no, just stop with this (Score 1) 145

At least UPS FedEx and the like to a certain extent vet their employees. I don't want some yahoo at my house delivering my packages, playing catch with them and god know what else (staking out my house - get off my lawn).

Sure we can "leave a bad review" but by then it's too fucking late. And to what end - they get "fired" and I got broken shit - big deal, they just move on to the next Uber job.

With the traditional services, you jack around - like the fedEx monitor delivery guy and get caught, you really get FIRED, and there goes your livelihood.

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