12 Reasons to Pay Every Citizen an Unconditional Basic Income

12 reasons to pay every citizen an Unconditional Basic Income

1. Abolish benefits trap.

2. Work always pays.

3. Freedom, Innovation, Enterprise.

4. Personal Independence.

5. Creativity.

6. Healthier Population.

7. Reduced NHS Cost.

8. Better Educated Society.

9. Flexible Workforce.

10. People doing what they were born to do.

11. No more mining for gold using mercury, poisoning your food chain because the miner has to put food on the table.

12. Less environmental destruction, because people can choose not to work in environmentally destructive jobs if they don’t want to, because they will no longer feel coerced to do any job just to feed their families.

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Why a massive tax on the richest will benefit everyone. Even the Billionaires!

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Opening the debate about money……..

Originally posted on RouXminations - RouX's Weblog:

We should tax the billionaires much more. Most actually pay little or no tax. The billions of workers on lower wages pay the bulk of the tax raised.

Capitalism works, but it doesn’t stop working, it keeps on working and will continue to work, funneling money to the top, until there is no more money left to pay back into the system.

At the moment the workers must work for money, to keep the system going. Soon, because of automation, there will be hardly any jobs, so people will have no money to pump into the system. At this point the system will crash. 

Billionaires need to get their heads around this and regularly release capital back into the system, via higher taxation. Norway has a high rate band of 76%.  What do billionaires ‘need’ that millionaires can’t afford? 

We should tax billionaires back to being mere millionaires, put…

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Do you want to be an MP? Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee Party is recruiting Parliamentary Candidates for UK General Election 2015

Would you like to become an MP?

The Unconditional Basic Income Party is currently recruiting Parliamentary Candidates to stand in the UK General Election 2015.

If you want to stand as a BIG Party Candidate, you will need.

1. A £500 deposit (returnable if you get at least 5% of the vote)

2. Approximately £600 to print this Election Pamphlet, which will then be mailed out, free of charge, to every household in your constituency, explaining to them why they should vote for you.

3. Ten constituency residents, who are on the electoral roll, to nominate you to stand. These people only need to sign your nomination papers, they do not have to vote for you in the actual election.

We understand that £1100 is a lot of money, but unfortunately elections are not yet free in the UK.

55 supporters with £20 each would cover the whole cost, and they’d all get £10 back if you recieve at least 5% of the vote.

Anyway, if you want to stand as a BIG Party Candidate in the UK 2015 General Election, or want to support one of our candidates, please get in touch.

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Basic Income – A seasoned idea which is now relevant to Britain.

Originally posted on Joe Perkins Official:

While embodying a hive mind of youthful resentment against the establishment, social media site Reddit has made an increasing influence on what we see on our everyday timelines and news tickers. Those only familiar with Facebook or Twitter may still not even be aware of its existence despite its knack of reporting major news stories even before giants like the BBC, Fox News and Russia Today. As well as this it is the source of the entertainment content such as .gifs, YouTube clips and memes which now proliferate the images seen on your laptop or smartphone. The hugely popular Facebook pages ‘I Fucking Love Science’ and ‘The LAD Bible’ are known to recycle zany and amusing Reddit content.

Cheery sci-fi references and animals aside though, Reddit has demonstrated serious power to instigate social change. When the initial movements of 2011’s ‘Arab Spring’ were reported it created a domino effect which…

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Inflation and Food Mountains

I think the arguments of inflation and where will the money come from are very good questions.

I have come up with some answers that I think resolve the problem but am no expert and am open to being wrong.

However I think the really important question which goes a lot deeper than these questions is

“We produce more than enough food to eradicate world hunger, pity there isn’t enough money to pay for it all”

I think asking “How do we find the money to pay everyone an Unconditional Basic Income?” is like reading the above quote and saying “Yeah, so how do we find the money to do it?”

Surely we should be saying “doesn’t this show that our current system not only isn’t working, its insane”

As for my answers to the inflation question

No extra money is printed and put into circulation. There will therefore be no extra inflation, hyper or otherwise.

As for the question of “wages inflation”

Free Market Forces means vital jobs increase in pay , less vital jobs decrease in pay and non vital jobs disappear altogether creating a surplus of labour, which reduces labour costs as well. UBI also means anyone earning extra in “paid work” is always better off than anyone just living on UBI, solving the “benefits trap” Everybody wins

Why should I pay for the Unconditional Basic Income through my taxes?

Why should I pay for the Unconditional Basic Income through my taxes?

An Unconditional Basic Income will emancipate the labour force, by freeing them of the need “to take any job because they have to put bread on the table”, enabling every worker to choose the work they want to do and the rate of pay they are willing to work for.

Supply and Demand will set a true free market rate for every wage.

If your job is vital to society or has a lack of people willing to supply labour to do that job, then your wages will rise.

If your job is not vital or deemed less necessary by the true free market, then not only will your wage fall, but it means that your current wage is effectively being subsidized by todays society, because without an Unconditional Basic Income, todays ecomomy is not a true free market.

Many people today are in jobs, being paid an inflated wage, that already comes out of other peoples taxes/pockets.

At least the Unconditional Basic Income is completely fair, and leads to an equal playing field.