Milwaukee Preps To Experiment With Universal Basic Income Using Federal Dollars

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A Milwaukee Common Council committee has moved a step closer to putting federal taxpayers on the hook for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot program.

The Community and Economic Development Committee recommends the city tap into the nearly $400 million in direct American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding it’s receiving to launch the UBI program. The full council today is expected to take up the measure, which appropriates $400,000 in ARPA funds. It’s seed money, to be used for staffing, start-up costs, and initial program costs association with the creation of the program.

20 Comments on Milwaukee Preps To Experiment With Universal Basic Income Using Federal Dollars

  1. “Continued dependence upon relief induces a moral and spiritual disintegration, fundamentally destructive to the National fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to introduce a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.” FDR

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  2. More free shit for knee-grows. Hey it’s been working so well, amping it up is bound to produce even more favorable results.

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  3. What happens when the $400m runs dry? I guess Milwaukee needs more riots and looting to blame all the white supremacists.

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  4. That is a blatant misallocation.
    Theft, in other words.
    “It’s seed money, to be used for staffing, start-up costs, and initial program costs association with the creation of the program.”
    Thus, not a single non-connected maggot receives so much as a penny. This represents the “walkin ‘roun money” till the big checks start coming in (assuming the DoJ doesn’t put a stop to it).
    The money will disappear and no one will be better off for it – except the “Administrators” and city council members – who will pocket the lion’s share.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  5. These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.
    Lyndon B. Johnson

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  6. Universal Basic Pillaging is more like it. Strike the entire American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and forget about “helping” Americans. Just get the fuck out of the way and leave us the hell alone.

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  7. “Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else’s resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property.”

    ― Milton Friedman

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  8. Do we really need to repeat a nuther Socialist experiment?
    We already know the outcome!
    The real reason is that the politicians Skim off the top and the bigger the pool the more they can skim! This is simply a feeding trough for all the democRAT Piggys!

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  9. Don’t these people already get welfare?

    I remember Rush pointing out years ago that no money from federal welfare programs counts as income, so the feds (we) could give these people $100,000 a year in welfare and they would still be considered as living below the poverty level.

    I understand why it needs to be done that way, but it needs to be remembered that it IS done that way.

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  10. An enterprising person could make a fortune opening a Weaves & Rims Shop there. With a skin care boutique hawking anti-ashy lotions.

    Of course it’d be the first one hit in the next wave of looting.

  11. We’ve already thrown trillions down the ‘Great Society’ hole, what’s a few million more?

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  12. They will chew up he 400M just getting all the system set up. You know the scam. Consulting fees to the Common Council’s family and friends high paying staff positions to run the program Office rental and equipment purchases from other friends or political donors. Then they will steal more from us to maintain the system and actually give out the cash. ” What a country” !!!!!!!

  13. So after they spend the 400M setting up the scam how do they finance the basic monthly income? Did I miss something?

  14. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

    “Socialism is great until you run out of other peoples’ money” Iron Maiden Margaret Thatcher.

    “There is nothing so permanent as a temporary government agency” Ronaldus Maximus Reagan

  15. @burner, I as well am thankful I’m about 35 miles west of Milwaukee. Matter of fact, I haven’t been back to that God-forsaken city since the start of 2020, and plan to keep the streak going as long as I can.

    There’s honestly nothing there that I need. Or want. Or care about.

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