The savings of individuals would steadily replace taxes as the source of provision for old age.
To then accuse capitalism of causing the poverty — while in the very act of eradicating it — is to commit both a historical error and a profound injustice.
Motivating us to feel sorry for the poor and down trodden allows the Leftists to cash in their trump card—the widespread belief that we have a moral obligation to serve those in need.
Poverty cannot be reduced, in the long term, by “redistribution” of wealth. It can only be done by leaving people free to produce and keep the wealth they create.
There’s Just One Problem: That War Failed
Nothing says you really “care” in politics as a demand to spend $1 trillion of other people’s money on “essential” public “need.”
End Government Paternalism and the Private Sector Will Do the Job
What helps the most people in the most efficient way is greedy, self-interested capitalism.
Sadly, conservatives and libertarians are perpetuating this myth that the UBI will replace the overgrown welfare system, or serve as a substantial alternative.
This bailout is quite unfair to those relatively few states that are responsible with their finances. Through this federal action, taxpayers in those states have to bail out the government officials and citizens of irresponsible states.
Some parents are so neglectful that government should intervene, but not by “telling us every little detail how to raise our children.”
Government’s built-in ignorance explains how it can spend trillions on failed poverty programs, and then respond to the failure by demanding more funds to continue the same programs.
“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”
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Consumers pay more and almost every food business suffers because a few big sugar companies have the political clout to get themselves a sweet deal.
The only way Congress can give one American $1 is to first take it from another American.
People in San Francisco often claim to be concerned about helping the poor. But their many laws make life much tougher for the poor.
Football is popular enough to thrive without politicians subsidizing it.
“You don’t need the government to dictate how to live your life, how much money you should make, how your family should be treated.”
The world of plunder can be replaced with a community of free people pursuing mutually beneficial peaceful production.
What our world needs today is to transcend the collectivisms of the present, whether under more extreme authoritarian regimes or the seemingly milder spiders’ web of controls and commands of the interventionist-welfare state under existing democratic systems of government.
Universal basic income, as all government’s income ‘redistribution’ schemes, is immoral and harmful to all, including the recipients of such income.
The government can, and must, protect us, but not as a nanny. It is not all-knowing, and it cannot define problems for us.
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