This used to be mitigated by requiring Workfare instead of welfare (thanks obama, literally, for getting rid of workfare /sarcasm). You had to Try and find work, or get cut off from my tax money. This needs to be re-instated. There is no reason an able bodied and capabale indiviudal should be leeching of my hard earned money for more than a short timeframe to get back on feet. After that, they are on their own.
Basic Income is completely idiotic. Why should I subsidize the non workers/non producers, of which they will greatly increase under such a system, simply because they exist. I paid attention in shitty schools, I made mostly wise decisions, I made something for myself, I have a strong work ethic. They can do the same or enjoy the poverty I raised myself out from.