Targeting does nothing but create unnecessary bureaucracy, stigma, and holes for people in need to fall through. Pay ’em all and let taxes sort ’em out. Utilizing taxation instead of means-testing as a tool to shape policy leads to better outcomes with fewer errors of exclusion. pic.twitter.com/HTebvyejqt
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) September 14, 2021
Universal basic income shouldn’t replace things like renter’s insurance and FEMA assistance, but I want to again stress that #UBI recognizes people fall right through everything designed to help in case of emergencies all the time. It’s a true emergency floor. It’s always there.
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) September 1, 2021
That’s why we need UBI, a federally run program, impervious to the vagaries of other government entities, that provides a floor under which no one can fall. The alternative to an addiction to eating is the firing squad. https://t.co/3qQ0hRHzYw
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) August 27, 2021
That can be said about PPP, unemployment insurance as COVID relief, most social welfare programs, etc. As Joseph Trainer wrote nations fall when the complexities of societies meet the curve of diminishing returns. https://t.co/BY78MJdbDA
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) August 17, 2021
That’s why a basic income as a permanent federal policy that provides a floor under which no one can fall must be universal. For those who don’t need it, it will be clawed back through taxes. https://t.co/WbeJYlUnON
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) August 15, 2021
Not only that but we didn’t learn the lessons of the Vietnam War which ended exactly the same way with the final fall of Saigon and some of the people who had helped Americans being evacuated by helicopter. We were there for 10 years, no ROI. Will we EVER learn? https://t.co/qwFFbhTYd9
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) August 12, 2021
He is like a tree planted by flowing streams; it yields its fruit at the proper time, and its leaves never fall off. He succeeds in everything he attempts.
Psalms 1:3 #Bible #God #Jesus #BibleVerses #KarriLevens https://t.co/ixL3wO50Pl pic.twitter.com/EGDXISNL8f
— Karri Levens (@karrilevens) August 11, 2021
But will they actually do it, or is this a pump-fake like other climate pledges have been?
Oil and gas companies have had too little accountability for too long. I will make sure they come to Congress this fall and answer our questions.https://t.co/5TjtYp36Ui
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) August 6, 2021