Nearly 50% of Registered Voters Support Universal Basic Income
Article from The Daily Caller by Audrey Conklin.
Americans are increasingly in favor of universal basic income (UBI), according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday.
The national poll, which asked 1,001 registered voters whether they believe the “government should have a [UBI] program,” found that 49% are in favor of such a policy — up 6% from a similar poll released in February. Voters who oppose a UBI policy dropped from 57% in February to 51% in Wednesday’s poll.
Support for universal basic income (UBI) is on the rise, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll https://t.co/b3Tf4N2VfU pic.twitter.com/TOJGAcGBWE
— HILLTV (@HillTVLive) September 26, 2019
Young voters, however, remain largely more in favor of a UBI program than those older than 65. Among voters between the ages of 18 and 34, 72% were in favor of UBI. By contrast, only 26% of voters over 65 expressed support for such a program.
Among political parties, 66% of Democrats compared to 30% of Republicans and 48% of independents were in favor of UBI.
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
Sure, leave the working stiffs to have to pay for the slackers who refuse to work and expect the taxpayers to support them. Notice it’s the young people who are more in favor of this. Also the Dems. Figures!
YOU EVER WORK IN A UNION COMPANY JOB? THAT IS WHERE THE DEAD BEATS ARE . IN AVIATION, MANY HAD UNIONS UNTIL REGAN DEREGULATED THEM. PILOTS UNION, DON’T EXSIST ANYMORE. THEY STEAL YOUR MONEY, THEY FORCE YOU TO GO ON STRIKE AND YOU NEVER GET PAID. SEE HOW THE BIG GROCERY CHAINS WORK. HARDELY ANY CASHIERS, OR BAG BOYS/GIRLS.
BEFORE FED EX BOUGHT FLYING TIGERS, THEY HAD A UNION. ALL THE BLACKS AFTER LUNCH, WERE STANDING AROUND TALKING WHILE EVERY ONE ELSE WAS BACK TO WORK. THE UNIONS PROTECT THEM. I TOLD MY BUDDY, NOW WAY I AM WORKING HERE AND LET SOME MEXICAN, OR BLACK, MAKE ME HAVE TO THERE JOB.
As a conservative Republican, I am offended by your racist rant. You could have made your point without racism. Please join the Democratic party where everyone and everything is decided based on the race, creed, color, religion, gender, and sexual orientation of the individuals involved.
I call BS
I’m thinking this is all B/S as the so called polling was in all likelihood a targeted poll.
No, I don’t believe this poll. You want nice things work hard. You want better things work harder. You want the Best, work your hardest.
No way that would be total welfare for all and how will they pay for that. Rates right up there with healthcare for all including the illegals that are only here for the bene’s to begin with. How will that be paid for. Given just these two things which one will get in place. There will never be enough money to support both of these programs along with AOC’s green new deal
WHERE THE HELL DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THE MONIES WILL COME FROM? THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EVERYBODY THE SAME EQUAL PAY,EVEN THE DEAD BEATS THAT WILL NOT DO THE JOB,BUT SLIP AND SLIDE EACH AND EVERY DAY. AGAIN WHERE IS ALL THIS MONEY COMING FROM,WHERE, THE HARD WORKING, 3 JOB WORKING AMERICAN,WILL HAVE TO SUPPORT HIS OWN FAMILY,AS WELL AS ALL THE ILLEGALS,AND DEAD BEATS THAT WILL DESTROY OUR AMERICA. MORONS OF THE WORLD,BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE THERE IS NO AMERICA!
If this poll is correct; Which I highly doubt, America is heading for a civil war between those who will work and those who are slackers. But even if it is not correct we may well be heading for such a conflict if the left do not stop inventing problems with our elected President; stop wasting time trying to impeach rather then working on the real problems facing our nation today, and stop supporting anti-American organizations such as antifa and blm!!!
So nobody has to work anymore, no production everything can be shipped here but we won’t have enough to buy anything and I can’t hardly wait to see the living accommodations but I guess it will be better than the couch in the den and at least you can get your children out of the house mine left a long time ago of course with the rationing of electricity and everyone going vegan you can at least grow your lunch Obviously we are going to have a lot of empty commercial space which can be converted into living quarters for they won’t need much a couch a bathroom and a charging port for their phones which will have to be given to everyone The only problem is if no one is working where is the money to pay for this going to come from I guess we just print it just like Venezuela Wow I can’t wait
Humans are basically greedy animals. So naturally they will opt for “free”, given a choice. It’s human nature.
…until they find out who pays for it and how it works. Here’s how it works.
In order to pay $1,000 a month to every family, the money has to come from somewhere. Invariably, that somewhere is someone, as in YOU the taxpayer.
But wait, if the government is putting $1,000 in your pocket after taking $1,000 out of your pocket, you really haven’t gained anything, right? But it’s actually worse than that.
The government doesn’t provide its ‘services’ for free. Quite the opposite. In fact, Washington D.C. is the wealthiest area in the country. Just about everybody except interns makes six figures.
But wait there’s more.
Others in Congress and the bureaucracy have their eyes on this new income. This money will likely be spent two, three, or four times.
But hey, there are limits on how much you can raise people’s taxes.
So, the government raises some of it through the income tax, some through corporate taxes (which we pay anyway when we buy stuff). Government has lots of different taxes to hide the true cost. They’ll put a big chunk of it against the debt, so we, our children, and our grandchildren can pay and pay and pay for decades to come with interest. Maybe essentially print money (increase the money supply) out of thin air. That will increase inflation, so you’ll pay for it in higher prices and taxes.
In the end, you’ll get your $1,000 a month, and not even notice it’s costing you $4,000 a month. You’ll just wonder why do things cost so much? Why are my taxes are so high? Why is the federal debt out of control?
But don’t worry. The politicians will be there ready to blame someone else. The rich, corporations, the other party. You see it’s never their fault, even though it is.
UBI is nothing more than a plan to inflate the cost of every service and product at the expense of those who pay taxes. At the same time, UBI forces an Universal Welfare State upon everyone, equally.
If I get an extra $1,000 per month, so does my landlord. My rent will go up because my landlord knows I get that money without doing any extra work.
UBI is pretentious, ruinous and amounts to a form of government enforced slavery which Democrats have been attempting to implement ever since The Emancipation Proclamation. There are no guarantees that UBI cannot be used as a political weapon.
If everyone gets a guaranteed amount, the prices for all goods and services will be inflated by a commensurate amount. It is pure folly and only stupid, covetous, wanton consumers would vote for it.
The statistics are only provided to prove how many people can be fooled all of the time.
Shameful and sad.
This is a big BS Lie from the Left. There’s NO WAY they will do this. they just want yvavr Vote.. don’t believe their lies.
I don’t believe this poll is accurate. They must have focused on college students, millennials who still live in mommy’s basement, chronic homeless, illegal aliens, refugees and a host of other primarily parasitical groups.
And the best thing is….. IT’S ALL FREE! WOW WHAT A COUNTRY!