An Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee (UBI) for every U.S. citizen over 18 of $1,000 per month and every citizen under 18 of $300 per month, to be paid for through consolidation of present in-kind benefits better met by cash, and through the closing of loopholes, elimination of subsidies, and increase in top tax rates.
A guaranteed income for all. This would reduce or eliminate the "welfare" system and allow freedom, autonomy and artistic endeavors, reducing our insane dependence on scrambling for money enough to live. It would create a renaissance of creativity and happiness. Those who value money and material wealth could continue their game. Those who have other values could pursue those.
Introduce a Citizens Dividend that is paid monthly to all US citizens regardless of their status with no means testing that is sufficient for basic necessities of life. Pay for the benefit by eliminating inefficient means-tested welfare and increasing progressive taxes on those who profit most from the labors and structures of the people of the US. Unleash the passion and creativity of the American people to usher a new age of innovation, community and well being with a Citizens Dividend.
Basic Income - Basic income guarantees are social security systems that guarantee all citizens regular economic security. Basic income can eliminate costly welfare systems, help victims of domestic violence gain independence, strengthen the labor market while increasing overall wages, and contribute to social cohesion and public safety. Commonomics is dedicated to conducting feasibility studies, PR campaigns, and public roundtables on implementing basic income in the United States.
Introduce a Citizens Dividend paid monthly to every US citizen, rich or poor, sufficient for basic necessities of human life. Pay for the benefit by eliminating inefficient means-tested welfare and corporate welfare and progressive taxes on those who profit exponentially from the labors, laws and institutions of the people of the US. End minimum wage slavery. We the people are the heartbeat and sole shareholders of this nation.