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MSNBC HOSTíS RADICAL IDEA
The Blaze ^ | 17 Dec 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 12/17/2013 4:19:00 PM PST by mandaladon

MSNBC HOST’S RADICAL IDEA: ‘EVERY NON-INCARCERATED ADULT CITIZEN GETS A MONTHLY CHECK FROM THE GOVERNMENT’

On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” co-host Krystal Ball suggested that the United States implement a minimum guaranteed income for every “non-incarcerated adult citizen.” The enormous entitlement program would “eliminate poverty” completely, Ball claimed.

Referencing protests occurring across the globe, the MSNBC host made her pitch for a “monthly minimum income” or a “mincome.” The free government money would not only solve poverty, but it would not create deincentives to work, she claimed.

“The basic concept is simple,” she said. “Every non-incarcerated adult citizen gets a monthly check from the government. Other safety net programs are jettisoned to pay for the mincome, and poverty is eliminated.” “Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘This is some crazy left-wing utopian idea that only Marxists like Krystal Ball and Pope Francis could possibly support,’” Ball continued. She then argued that the idea “has found support on the right,” citing Reason’s Matthew Freeney who suggested giving the poor “cash.”

Ball went on to cite a study about a Canadian town in the 1970s that reportedly implemented a minimum income and “not only was poverty eliminated, but the disincentives to work has a minimal effect on productivity.”

“We tend to think of poverty, homelessness, despair as inevitable but mincome makes you realize — in a country as rich as ours — we allow those outcomes as a choice. We could decide to eliminate poverty and it wouldn’t even take a Christmas miracle,” Ball said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; msnbc; obama
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‘EVERY NON-INCARCERATED ADULT CITIZEN GETS A MONTHLY CHECK FROM THE GOVERNMENT’...........Who says liberals aren't stupid?
1 posted on 12/17/2013 4:19:00 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Hey, let’s throw in a new car and golf clubs every year..........gotta do something while we wait for our checks...

Is it the water or global warming...??


2 posted on 12/17/2013 4:21:59 PM PST by Dapper 26
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“We tend to think of poverty, homelessness, despair as inevitable but mincome makes you realize — in a country as rich as ours...

Our country's broke. We have to borrow money from China to pay the interest on our debt.

3 posted on 12/17/2013 4:22:23 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: mandaladon
Hey, I'm all for it.

The quicker America collapses, the better.

4 posted on 12/17/2013 4:23:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: GOPJ

I think Bush had to beg China to buy bonds.
Baraq just has Ben & Janet create liquidity.


5 posted on 12/17/2013 4:23:42 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: mandaladon

If we print and distribute money to every person on the planet, we will have eliminated WORLD poverty!! Let’s stop thinking small and end poverty for once and all.

[/sarc]


6 posted on 12/17/2013 4:23:55 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: mandaladon

Hey, as long as the Fed can QE as much money as is deemed prudent and sufficient, Krystal Ball’s thesis is spot on. The real question then would be: why should anybody ever report to work?
These people have manure for brains. They could grow vegetables up there.


7 posted on 12/17/2013 4:24:01 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: mandaladon

Establishment Republicans are calling up our congressmen asking them to do amnesty. So I am thinking they can pay for this just like the elite Dem’s.


8 posted on 12/17/2013 4:24:15 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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‘EVERY NON-INCARCERATED ADULT CITIZEN GETS A MONTHLY CHECK FROM THE GOVERNMENT’...........Who says liberals aren't stupid?

Is this a trick question?

I'll take a shot

LIBERALS???

9 posted on 12/17/2013 4:25:19 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mandaladon
Are they crazy???!!! Undocumented workers should get checks, too!

/s

10 posted on 12/17/2013 4:25:40 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: mandaladon

Not that new an idea, it was brought up in the 1960’s as GAI, Guaranteed Annual Income and was paid for as stock in companies.

For the privilege of being in business you gave the Government, so many thousands of shares of ‘Common Stock’. Those were issued on a lifetime basis at the ‘age of majority’, upon death the shares reverted back to the Government.

A person could buy individual ‘preferred shares’ to augment their income.

Typical socialist garbage that assumes that the Corporations would ‘always’ make money for them to be fleeced of. Sooner or later you run out of ‘Other peoples money’.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 4:26:04 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: mandaladon

If there can be an accompanying Constitutional amendment prohibiting all other social welfare programs and progressive taxation, I would actually favor he idea. “You get what you get and don’t throw a fit.”


12 posted on 12/17/2013 4:26:31 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: mandaladon

From the genius’s that gave us, “If we would just buy our meat from the store, we could stop hunting animals!”


13 posted on 12/17/2013 4:26:33 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: mandaladon
The free government money would not only solve poverty

yep...all that money wouldn't go to drugs, booze, lottery tickets, etc. (rolling eyes)

14 posted on 12/17/2013 4:26:44 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mandaladon

Why should we have to settle with merely eliminating poverty. Let’s make everyone rich. Who doesn’t want to be rich after all?


15 posted on 12/17/2013 4:26:58 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: mandaladon

She is resurrecting the old guaranteed annual income which was popular with the 60s radicals and had its original popularity in the depression. “Every man a king,” yelled Huey Long.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:09 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: mandaladon

This idea goes back to the ‘30’s. It had such political popularity that FDR had to counter it or face running against a populist who was proposing this. That’s how we ended up with Social Security.


17 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:11 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: mandaladon

Why screw around with half measures, just give everyone a billion dollars.

that way everyone is rich.


18 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:19 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

The monthly checks are already going out and we’re already going bankrupt. This is just consolidating them into one check, rearranging the deck chairs.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:39 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: mandaladon

I always thought “Journalism” cirrula was nothing but a collection of crib courses, so I guess basic econ wasn’t on the list, along with any common sense.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 4:27:51 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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