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  •  But why pay everyone? Just limit it to low income (1+ / 0-)
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    people.  They should gradually taper it off as the income rises (but not sharply cutting it off, which would have the undesireable effect of discouraging people from working)

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      It would probably cost the same to pay everyone. You would not have the expense of applications/reviews/appeals to qualify.

      Also, if everyone recieved the money you avoid the complaints about all those lazy people who are getting rich and driving cadillacs with $200 per month. Everyone likes to get money and the usual complainers like money too.

      •  The way it is done with oil royalties in Alaska. (3+ / 0-)
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        No extra bureaucracy. We could fully fund such a system by repealing carbon subsidies and putting in a very mild carbon tax, just like Alaska.

        Of course, Republicans would tell you that you can't use that as a model for a national program. Just like Romneycare is hunky-dory in Massachusetts, but cannot be a model for a Federal health care system.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 06:01:07 PM PST

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