In the news here in the uk, the Conservative party are proposing that the long term unemployed should be forced to work for their benefits.
Tory leader David Cameron says he wants to end the "something for nothing culture".
Here is what I posted as a response yesterday in the BBC's Have Your Say (the max number of characters they allow is 500).....
Out of the 2,652 published comments in that BBC thread, it's possible that I was the only person to go Off Message and propose a basic Citizen's Income. Here's how a couple of people responded specifically to my post...
Both of their posts began by using up half their allotted number of characters to quote directly from my original post, therefore multiplying the chances of somebody actually coming across my point, so thanks for that Marlene and [PetsR4Life].
Here's how I attempted to reply to them, which sadly the BBC chose not to publish (it's a "fully moderated" "debate")...
Meanwhile I haven't read all of the 2,652 comments that the BBC chose to publish, but I'm left with the impression that far too many of them propagate a delusional idea that people on benefits live in some kind of luxury, plus of course there are plenty of spiteful mealy mouthed references to "immigrants".
Later I might expand this post by adding a few examples of the predominant mood of the "debate", or you might want to dive in and sample some of the venom and mind bending levels of ignorance for yourself...
and here's some CITIZEN'S INCOME links...
including their list of international Basic Income networks
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