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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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To: mandaladon

Too bad Walter White was retired. I can see this as being a huge boon to Meth cookers everywhere.


101 posted on 12/17/2013 7:47:02 PM PST by FredZarguna (Wink wink. Nudge nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?)
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To: mandaladon

Just out of morbid curiosity if you eliminated everything from welfare and foodstamps to medicare and medicaid how much would that come out to for every adult?


102 posted on 12/17/2013 8:19:27 PM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Great fantasy you got going there, not much reality there though.

Good thing this dumb idea will never come to pass.


103 posted on 12/17/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Wishing all a very Merry Christmas)
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To: Lazamataz

Yer such a “Road Warrior”!!!

hehehe


104 posted on 12/18/2013 2:06:05 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: mandaladon; All

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.”

And what has become of that Canadian town???


105 posted on 12/18/2013 2:07:33 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: mandaladon
‘This is some crazy left-wing utopian idea that only Marxists like Krystal Ball and Pope Francis could possibly support,’

Good bad or indifferent none in the above list is so stupid to believe the nonsense you are advocating.

106 posted on 12/18/2013 2:26:36 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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