by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | January 30, 2016 11:07 am
This has the mark of elitists at the UN all over it. Switzerland is looking to commit national suicide by mandating that every citizen be paid $1700 a month, whether they work on not. The referendum looks to disconnect wages from labor and treat them as an entitlement. This is uber socialism at play. It has never, ever worked in man’s history and yet they want to give it another go. What it would produce is a whole nation of apathetic citizens that have no incentive to work. The nation would go bankrupt in short order and fall into horrid decay. War would not be far behind. Instead of banishing poverty, there would be poverty for all. Thankfully, this stupid idea seems to be unpopular with politicians and citizens as a whole there. Income is not a right. It is based on exchange, which is the basis of morale. God save us from intellectuals.
From the Daily Mail:
Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of £425 a week (or £1,700 a month).
The plan, proposed by a group of intellectuals, could make the country the first in the world to pay all of its citizens a monthly basic income regardless if they work or not.
But the initiative has not gained much traction among politicians from left and right despite the fact that a referendum on it was approved by the federal government for the ballot box on June 5.
Under this insane mandate, children would even receive approximately $100 a week if you can believe it. Money for nothing, chicks for free! All of this utopia can be had for the bargain basement cost of $143 billion a year. The group proposing the initiative, which includes artists, writers and intellectuals, cited a survey which shows that the majority of Swiss residents would continue working if the guaranteed income proposal was approved. These people are delusional. That is not human nature unfortunately. The majority of people in Switzerland are thankfully sane and say this lame proposal will never see the light of day. By the way, this is the same kind of crap put forth by those such as Bernie Sanders here in the States. Just say no to socialism.
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