In (weak) defense of the Universal Basic Income: A Completely Gay Effort Post
Please read every word of this garbage here:If you assume I'm arguing in favor of UBI you are an illiterate faggot
and I will only respond to attempts to debate me on the issue by calling you such, probably also calling you a jew. Being that people on this board aren't faggot Marxists, I'm going to assume every one here is well aquainted with the obvious downsides to UBI so I will not be addressing the problems, only addressing why someone who isn't a workshy faggot might think this is a good idea
. I'm doing this so when you argue with retards on the internet, you will aware of the points they might come back on you with and you will be able to propose & refute their counter argument before they make it. The quicker you get to the point in the argument where they try to insult you and say you aren't worth debating, the better for everyone. Hate honestly you fucks.The actual wimpb 888 memorial tl;dr begins here:
The theory behind UBI is this: What if you did away with the county/state/federal benefits office? What if people on welfare were not punished for getting jobs? The idea is that you do away with the welfare office by giving everyone a welfare check. No more need to verify applicant's income, have unemployment insurance, all that faggy shit.
So, to wrap your mind around this, lets start with this situation:
It costs $50,000 a year to keep an inmate locked up. So lets say we take anyone arrested for theft and tell them "We're releasing you. You will paid $3,000 a month, every month, for the rest of your sentance, as long as you don't commit any further crimes." That's it, $36,000 a year and they just have to not steal, and you have saved the tax payers $14,000/year per inmate. Now, imagine if you had that predictive machine from Minority Report, only instead of finding rapes and murders, it found niggers about to steal. If the niggers don't steal, they'll be given $36,000 for every year they'd have been in prison, plus half of what a trial would have run. The savings would be immense. The obvious downside here is it encourages crime. I mean, there's no reason not to put together a plan to rob the bank downtown, park outside, and wait for Tom Cruise to repell down from a spaceship with your money.
But now here is a really fun idea: What if we just gave everyone $3,000 a month? And, here's where it gets more fun - if you commit a crime and end up in jail, that money stops coming to you while you're in prison, because its funding your imprisonment. Now you give people about to commit a crime something to think about. There's no one left with no one to lose.
Let's switch tact a minute for another thought experiment.
Imagine if every man, woman, and child got an EBT and it was reloaded on the 1st and the 15th. Doesn't matter your employment status or income, Warren Buffet gets his EBT same as Dashaun the aspiring rapper. How many EBT cards could you load up with the cost savings from when you aren't paying Lashauna and Wilmadasha to carefully peck at the keyboard with their fake just-did nails? Sure you'd still end up paying more in taxes, but in theory it'll just about wash out because you'd be getting the extra you're spending in taxes back in EBT cash. And the millionaires who can't be assed to fuck around with their EBT? More program savings.
Lets take this a big further with something that should be relevant: Tax law.
You've got all these gay tax brackets, and EIC/making work pay, all this shit, because they're trying to make sure the poors have enough money to eat but also making sure Leona Helmsley can't scam the system. Well, no need to consider that with a UBI. Taxes get much simplier. No need to have a standard deduction, everyone can itemize.
The end result here is:
Crime goes down because (1) No one is "forced" to commit a crime in order feed themselves and (2) Criminals are deincentivized by not just the loss of the freedom but also their UBI payments. Government systems become much more simplified, allowing greater efficiency and less waste.
That is the non-workshy faggot hope with the UBI, that ignores the hyper inflation that would follow.