Who will be the chosen ones?
It’s coming to a city near you. One that looks very much like Madison WI. A guaranteed income for selected poor folk.
Not just any old low-income folk, but BIPOC! (That’s black, indigenous, people of color for the un-Wokeful dead.) Madison is considering a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program. Bitter experience calls it the camel’s nose under the tent. (Who knows, with Nancy Pelosi and Taliban Joe running up the national debt …)
Start out with 125 households at two times below the federal poverty line. Must have dependent children. Give them $500 a month for 12 months. The cash comes in addition to food stamps, Section 8 housing, free bus passes, etc., etc. And you thought “more free stuff” was discredited back when Bubba was racking up dry cleaning bills!
Single, black mothers and “individuals who were formerly incarcerated for a felony offense” Come On Down!
Then study the effects under a microscope. From gang banging to STEM scholars on 125 dollars? Then watch the fun when the cash stops coming!
The advisory task force for the Madison Guaranteed Income Pilot Program reads like a progressive hall of fame: Walter Williams, Alders Tag Evers and Jael Currie, former Ald. Shiva Bidar, Sabrina Madison, Laura Dresser, Erica Nelson, Stephen Young, Karen Menendez Coller, and Martha Cranley.
They meet on-line at 3 p.m. Thursday 08-26-21. Tune in and register to speak here. E-mail your comment.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Want to escape poverty? Go to school! Get an education! Take a job — any job! Delay family formation until you can afford it. This program makes free community college tuition sound better.
Re “individuals who were formerly incarcerated for a felony offense”: that will have to be amended to something like, “residents of a facility responsible for the care of felons.” (https://davidblaska.com/2021/08/16/woke-sheriff-is-calling-inmates-residents/: “We will no longer refer to our incarcerated community members as ‘inmates.’ Their new title will be ‘resident(s)‘ or ‘those within our care.’ “).
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Are former residents eligible?
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
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“It’s coming to a city near you.”
It’s already arrived.
Been alerting people for years that the rot is not confined to Madison and other liberal enclaves. It’s spreading rapidly and is now out of control.
But everyone thinks they know better.
“Must have dependent children.”
i.e., must have proof you’re a poor decision maker.
I’d love to see that money going to free contraceptives for the next generation. Can’t have that though they might grow up to be responsible citizens and conservative voters.
Add up the qualifications for this program and it becomes clear whom it targets: those who have demonstrated beyond the shadow of a doubt that they’re incapable of managing their lives (and their children’s). Now they’ll just have more taxpayers’ money to mismanage.
“Then watch the fun when the cash stops coming.” Problem is the cash will never stop coming (if anything it will start flowing to more of the undeserving poor). No matter what the actual results, the fools who dreamed up this boondoggle will declare it an unqualified success–because nothing they think or do could possibly be otherwise. At least the liquor stores and drug dealers in the neighborhood where the recipients of this civic largesse live will prosper as never before.
“considering a pilot program”. That’s a long way from the checks being in the mail. Don’t get out over your skis on this.
Rick, My Man… Let us all know when A. How/why this is a long way away, it’s gaining traction nation-wide, and B. Prior to posting here, baked iguana is NOT a good choice fer breakfast…
Golly Gee; what was I thinking? Our highly effective, speed of light, very capable government should have this up and running in the blink of an eye.
“Blaska’s Bottom Line: Want to escape poverty? Go to school! Get an education! Take a job — any job! Delay family formation until you can afford it”.
Gotta ask, David: which is easier, which is harder? Then again, which provides a life of satisfaction and security? Guess BIPOC are are not capable (noted once again) of handling life on its own terms.
As George Washington Carver said: “Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses”.
Breaking news, … it must be true, … I read it @GenesiusTimes:
“Portland ups the ante, offers two free hits of crack with proof of vaccination”.
But what is true is that yesterday with little or no Ms. Media fanfare, Speaker Robin Vos announced that Wisconsin will seek a FFCA, a Full Forensic Cyber Audit.
He might be looking for signs of any of Blaska’s bamboo.
What you subsidize you get more of. What you tax you get less of.
Felonies, for instance.
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