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  • IRS Reversal: Social Security Recipients Can Automatically Get Stimulus Checks Without Filing Returns

    04/02/2020 5:47:59 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-2-2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The IRS has reversed course to eliminate a controversial requirement on Social Security recipients seeking stimulus checks as part of the government's coronavirus response package. After initially saying that Social Security recipients would have to file a "simple" tax return for 2019 -- which they ordinarily would not do -- the IRS now says the payment will be automatic without it. "Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return ... will receive their payment directly to their bank account,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Wednesday evening, noting that they will not have to take any...
  • Holy smokes, Trump approval rating pops…

    03/20/2020 11:29:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 165 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | March 20, 2020 2:25 pm | Kane
    According to ABC News, a new Ipsos poll released Friday shows that more Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak than not despite a high number of people saying their lives have been upended. This is a massive jump from what it was last week: In the new poll, 55% of Americans approve of the president’s management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove. Trump’s approval on this issue is up from last week, when the numbers were nearly reversed. Only 43% approved of Trump’s handling of the pandemic and 54% disapproved in last week’s poll. Over...
  • Trump approval among farmers hits record high – Guess the number…

    01/19/2020 10:28:51 PM PST · by Enterprise · 27 replies
    https://www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | January 19, 2020 | Kane
    According to the latest Farm Journal Pulse Poll, which featured responses from 1,286 farmers, President Trump received an approval rating of 83 percent, a point higher than the previous poll. Only 18 percent disapprove of President Trump. Since Farm Journal’s tracking of Trump’s support from farmers in recent months, the latest poll marks his highest approval.
  • Bronx man fired from MTA continued to collect $250K in paychecks

    10/06/2019 5:46:34 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 OCT 2019 | David Meyer
    A Bronx subway cleaner who was arrested last week while collecting his paycheck was shocked to discover he’d actually been fired years earlier, The Post has learned. He collected roughly $250,000 before someone at the MTA realized there was a problem and sounded the alarm, sources told The Post. “If I’m terminated, how am I still collecting checks?” Berry said he asked a boss after his arrest. “That’s not my problem, that’s payroll’s problem,” the boss allegedly told him. The MTA is investigating after a Transit manager raised internal questions, a spokesman said.
  • California city tests buzzy campaign idea for income

    09/04/2019 2:08:13 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 26 replies
    APnews ^ | Adam Beam
    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she’s been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something unusual in presidential politics: a trial run of a campaign promise, highlighting the benefits and challenges in real time. Garza can spend the money however she wants. She uses $150 of it to pay for her cellphone and another $100 or so to pay off her dog’s veterinarian bills. She spends the rest on her two...
  • Forget ‘Obamaphones’, Vote Andrew Yang In 2020 & Get $1000/Month For Free (Whacko Democrats)

    03/21/2019 2:21:44 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 3-21-21-2019 | Sara Carter
    As the horde of Democratic Presidential candidates continue to try to outdo one another in how much ‘free shit’ they can give away, one man in the crowd just turned up the idiocy to ’11’… Forget about small things like ‘Obamaphones’, Sara Carter reports that Andrew Yang, the Democratic presidential hopeful is promising to pay $1000 once a month to every American if he is elected in 2020. A supporter of universal basic income, Yang already launched a pilot program for free cash payments known as the Freedom Dividend. He selected a family in Goffstown, New Hampshire, who he says...
  • SF meets Andrew Yang, a presidential candidate who’s attracting support from Millennials

    03/19/2019 12:23:32 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 21 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2019 | Peter Fimrite
    The unlikely presidential run of Andrew Yang, who is proposing a $1,000-a-month “freedom dividend” to every adult in America, rolled Friday into San Francisco, where some 3,000 supporters listened to the New York tech entrepreneur warn about how artificial intelligence and robotics are taking jobs. The 44-year-old son of Taiwanese immigrants who met each other at UC Berkeley has already surpassed expectations — virtually nonexistent when he got into the race — by inspiring enough donations to qualify for the Democratic primary debate in June.
  • Dow surges 800 points after Powell comments, blowout jobs report

    01/04/2019 10:17:27 AM PST · by abb · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 4, 2019 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rallied on Friday after two positive pieces of news for the market. At 8:30 a.m., the Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December. That blew past an expectation of 176,000 jobs. Later on Friday morning, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank will be patient in raising rates, quelling fears of tighter monetary policy in the near future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 800 points, or 3.5 percent. The S&P 500 rallied 3.5 percent, with the tech sector gaining more than 4 percent. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 4.3 percent. This was a...
  • Finland's Flirtation With "Free" Money For The Jobless To End (Universal Basic Income)

    04/24/2018 4:12:26 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-24-2018
    Finland's government has decided not to continue its year-old experiment offering citizens a universal basic income -- or money for nothing -- beyond the two year trial. In January 2017, Finland became the first country in Europe to pay some of its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros ($587), in the unique social experiment aimed at cutting government red tape, reducing poverty and boosting employment. On Tuesday, it emerged that the government had decided to stop making the payments to the 2,000 randomly picked citizens chosen as subjects in the experiment from January 2019. The government...
  • Finland ends universal basic income experiment

    04/23/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-23-2018 | James Crisp
    inland has decided to end its experiment with a universal basic income, in which people are paid an unconditional salary by the state instead of benefits. The idea of a universal basic income has high-profile champions such as Richard Branson, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the Finnish government's enthusiasm for a pilot scheme, a European first which garnered worldwide attention, is petering out. Calls for extra funding for it were rejected and the two year trial will not be extended after next year.
  • Americans Show “Enormous Increase In Support” Of Universal Basic Income

    03/03/2018 2:08:08 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 3-3-2018
    As automation and AI destroy millions of middle-income jobs, permanently forcing (primarily male) workers from the workforce, Americans are beginning to reconsider their attitudes toward a radical policy tool that’s popular among some segments of the left: Universal Basic Income. According to CNBC, a recent poll conducted by Northeastern University and Gallup found that 48% of Americans support the measure. In an association that’s hardly a coincidence, the poll also showed that three-quarters of Americans believe machines will take away more jobs than they’ll generate… Unsurprisingly 65% of Democrats want to see a universal basic income and 54% of people...
  • If Hillary Had Won, We Might All Be Getting Paid to Live in America

    10/12/2017 6:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Cheat Sheet ^ | October 12, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Hillary Clinton gave consideration to a national basic income program in 2016. •The goal was to raise incomes using “the Alaska model.” •If the chips had fallen in the right places, it could have led to every American getting a monthly check from the government. Most Americans are sick of hearing about Hillary Clinton. Enough people didn’t trust her, didn’t like her, or couldn’t be persuaded to vote for her, which led to Donald Trump’s victory. After that, we expected her to fade away — to ride off into the sunset with Bill and enjoy retirement. She did fade away...
  • Finland just launched a radical experiment in giving people free money - How 5 People Will Use

    03/07/2017 9:37:43 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-7-2017 | Chris Weller
    Mire Ibrahim waves the Finnish flag during a demonstration against racism where an estimated 15,000 people attended in Helsinki, Finland July 28, 2015. Reuters/Vesa Moilanen For the next two years, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will share a special bond: Thanks to a new federal program, they'll each receive a free $600 per month, no questions asked. Even if people get a job, the money will keep coming in. The program, put on by the country's social security agency, Kela, is testing out a modified version of basic income. Under basic income, every citizen gets a regular allowance regardless...
  • Program paying asylum applicants to leave Germany voluntarily begins

    02/02/2017 7:32:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.01.2017 | se/sms (dpa, AFP, epd)
    A program to pay asylum applicants in Germany to return to their home countries, often before a decision is made on their status, has begun. The government wants to increase the number of people who choose to leave. The program “StartHilfe Plus,” which loosely translates to “start help plus,” began on Wednesday. Administered by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the initiative aims to financially reward asylum applicants if they are willing to return to their homelands. About €40 million ($43 million) has been set aside for payments. “In...
  • Finland to pay unemployed basic income of $587 per month

    01/02/2017 10:56:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 1:49 PM EST | Jari Tanner
    Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 ($587), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment. Olli Kangas from the Finnish government agency KELA, which is responsible for the country’s social benefits, said Monday that the two-year trial with the 2,000 randomly-picked citizens who receive unemployment benefits kicked off Jan. 1. Those chosen will receive €560 every month, with no reporting requirements on how they spend it. The amount will be deducted from any benefits they already...
  • German MP proposes 'free basic income' for parents

    11/30/2016 9:22:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2016 | Ben Knight
    It wouldn’t be the first progressive idea to be taken on by conservatives. A group of Bundestag members in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have proposed offering parents a basic state income — independent of their own financial situation. The fixed monthly payment, the exact amount of which was not mentioned, would be tied to child care costs and would be subject to social insurance contributions. The payment, part of what the CDU calls its “family pact,” would also be paid out from birth until the child starts school, regardless of whether the parents send their children to kindergartens or...
  • Referendum offered money for nothing, and the Swiss say 'no'

    06/05/2016 10:25:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 5, 2016 9:43 AM EDT
    Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that would have guaranteed everyone in the Alpine nation an unconditional basic income, according to projections published Sunday by public broadcaster SRF1. The plan could have seen people in this wealthy nation of 8 million people receive about 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,560) per month — enough to cover their basic needs. Proponents argued that a basic income would free people from meaningless toil and allow them to pursue more productive or creative goals in life. Critics said the plan would explode the state budget and encourage idleness, arguments that appear to have convinced voters....
  • Canada Plans To Experiment With Giving People Unconditional Free Money

    03/05/2016 7:39:37 AM PST · by blam · 97 replies
    Tech Insider/BI ^ | Chris Weller
    Chris Weller March 5, 2016 Finland and The Netherlands have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance regardless of working status, and now Ontario, Canada, is onboard. Ontario's government announced in February that a pilot program will be coming to the Canadian province sometime later this year. The premise: Send people monthly checks to cover living expenses such as food, transportation, clothing, and utilities — no questions asked. It's a radical idea, and one that has been around since the 1960s. It's called "basic income." In the decades since it was first proposed, various researchers and...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

    09/07/2015 7:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Motherboard ^ | September 4, 2015 // 08:20 AM EST 09/05/2015 | Written by Brian Merchant
    Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for receiving the cash is that a person has a) held residence in Alaska for more than one year and is b) alive.To citizens in the state, the Permanent Fund Dividend is a deeply beloved if sometimes controversial policy. To those outside it, it’s often regarded as a curiosity. The annual payout makes headlines when it happens—Alaska’s giving people free money!—and has, typically, been forgotten just as quickly. Recent years, however, have seen a groundswell of attention...