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[*] Post 500922 posted on 14-1-2016 at 00:40 Reply With Quote
French considering giving everyone a basic income



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Members of France's National Assembly are to vote on the principle of a so-called “universal basic income” for the first time.

Former minister Delphine Batho, an MP from Francois Hollande’s ruling Socialist Party, has tabled an amendment asking the government to launch a feasibility study of the policy.

A universal basic income is the idea of paying all citizens a flat, unconditional income, unusually instead of existing policies like means-tested benefits.


Proponents of the idea say it would save on welfare administration costs, reduce the poverty traps of traditional welfare states, be fair to people who have jobs, and give people more autonomy in general.

Opponents of the income have raised concerns including work disincentives, lack of targeted support for those most in need, and the size of the spending commitment required.


The Finnish are also looking into giving 800 Euro to everyone.

What do you think?
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[*] Post 500927 posted on 14-1-2016 at 03:56 Reply With Quote


The idea is insane, where will they get the money from? Oh! That's right, from the people who are working for it. All it will do is force prices up to pay for it and the disabled and unemployed will be even worse off. The concept has merit, but, ot will also be a disincentive to find a paying job. I've said it before, income splitting is probably the best way to resolve the unemployment problem. If you can claim a tax deduction for a partner who chooses not to work then there will be more jobs for those who want to work. Of course there would still need to be protection for those who are unemployed, but, only for one member of family group.
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[*] Post 500930 posted on 14-1-2016 at 08:29 Reply With Quote


Wow, never thought of thatshocked_yellow
Some people may never work if they are paid, but then some people never work anyway, so maybe that's fair.
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