Nancy Pelosi is hoping to sneak in “universal basic income” into the new COVID-19 relief bill. Calling it “a minimum guaranteed income,” the House Speaker claimed it was “time to consider” including such a clause in the next funding package. Americans don’t want a new relief bill. They want to go back to work, and that’s why she got utterly torched. Don’t miss this.
As Congress weighs another relief package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has many small businesses closed until stay-at-home orders are lifted, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) floated out the possibility of universal basic income.
Pelosi said on “MSNBC Live” a minimum guaranteed income is “perhaps” now “worthy” of getting looked at being added into the next funding package.
“[A]s we go forward, let’s see what works,” Pelosi outlined. “What is operational, and what needs other attention? Others have suggested a minimum … guaranteed income for people. Is that worthy of attention now? Perhaps so because there are many more people than just in small business and hired by small businesses as important as that is to the vitality of our economy and other people who are not in the public sector meeting our needs in so many ways that may need some assistance as well.”
“But again, recognize the realities of it all,” Pelosi added. “What is the execution of it? What is working? And … what are we getting our money’s worth on? I think we have to look at that, too. How is the money being spent? With all the best intentions in the world, but nonetheless, we want the money to go where it needs.”
To most economists, the idea of universal basic income (UBI) is extremely dangerous.
“A UBI would redefine the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the state by giving government the role of provider,” National Review reports. “It would make work optional and render self-reliance moot. An underclass dependent on government handouts would no longer be one of society’s greatest challenges but instead would be recast as one of its proudest achievements.”
This is the “Nanny State” in overdrive. The government holds the greatest power over the individual. It’s the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers implemented. This is why those like Nancy Pelosi, who are only interested in more power, are so Gung-ho to sell it to the American people.
Well, the American people aren’t buying what Nancy Pelosi is selling.
“Government redistribution of our money… who doesn’t see where this is headed…money to illegals and eventually all of us totally dependent on govt,” tweeted Twitter user “Robin.”
Government redistribution of our money… who doesn't see where this is headed…money to illegals and eventually all of us totally dependent on govt. https://t.co/FOqf9alBq0
— Robin (@oldschoolvet74) April 27, 2020
“This is Nancy. Nancy is an idiot. Don’t be a Nancy! Pelosi: A Minimum Guaranteed Income May Now Be ‘Worthy of Our Attention,'” tweeted “Jolynn.”
This is Nancy. Nancy is an idiot. Don’t be a Nancy!
— Jolynn (@Lynn2557) April 27, 2020
“IF WE WANTED SOCIALISM BERNIE WOULD BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,” tweeted Marge Copeland.
— Marg Copeland (@MargCopeland11) April 27, 2020
“Trying their best to force socialism. A warning to the citizens of this country. If you don’t all ban together and get this country going again you WILL be under a Dictatorship very soon!!” tweeted Catherine Lane.
Trying their best to force socialism. A warning to the citizens of this country. If you don’t all ban together and get this country going again you WILL be under a Dictatorship very soon!!
— Catherine Lane (@Catheri82121671) April 27, 2020
“Where exactly does she think the money to do this would come from? Yes, let’s tax the working people to death while paying for others to do nothing. Vote RED,” tweeted “Einsteins Socks.”
Where exactly does she think the money to do this would come from? Yes, let's tax the working people to death while paying for others to do nothing. Vote RED.
— 🤔 (@Einsteinssocks) April 27, 2020
“Every successful country wants jobs and not handouts. Everyone wants to achieve in life. The Democratic way of ‘buying’ votes has a ceiling and it was well tested through the Yang and Bernie show. The Democrats need new American leaders who have the capacity to Remember #MAGA,” tweeted “NEXT.”
Every successful country wants jobs and not handouts. Everyone wants to achieve in life. The Democratic way of "buying" votes has a ceiling and it was well tested through the Yang and Bernie show. The Democrats need new American leaders who have the capacity to Remember #MAGA
— NEXT (@invadeAI) April 27, 2020
Universal basic income (UBI) makes the Green New Deal look like child’s play.
“Universal basic income is a logical successor to the worst public policies and social movements of the past 50 years,” economist Oren Cass writes via National Review.
“These have taken hold not just through massive government spending but through fundamental cultural changes that have absolved people of responsibility for themselves and one another, supported destructive conduct while discouraging work, and thereby eroded the foundational institutions of family and community that give shape to society,” he adds.
Human beings at our very core are meant to work and contribute to society. Senior citizens who retire often find themselves falling into depression. Some die soon after they stop working. Work gives our lives meaning, whether it’s at a traditional job outside the home or as a mother raising kids inside the home.
Only a cruel, Godless government would dangle something like UBI to its citizens. Those that champion UBI all have one thing in common: they seek power and know the best way to control the masses is to be the only arbitrator of their income. In other words, it’s just another form of slavery, and Americans are too smart to be duped by those charlatans selling it like Nancy Pelosi.