House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has floated the prospect of sneaking a move straight out of the socialist playbook into the new COVID-19 relief bill. Calling it “a minimum guaranteed income,” the San Franciso Democrat told MSNBC it was “time to consider” including the socialist policy in the next funding package.
But Americans don’t want to be sitting at home, totally dependent on government. They want to get back to work, and that’s why Pelosi got utterly torched by patriots on social media.
As Congress weighs another relief package amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has forced many small businesses to close until stay-at-home orders are lifted, Pelosi took the opportunity to test the waters about the possible roll out of universal basic income.
Pelosi said on “MSNBC Live” a minimum guaranteed income is “perhaps” now “worthy” of getting looked at being added into the next government funding package.
“[A]s we go forward, let’s see what works,” Pelosi outlined. “What is operational, and what needs other attention? Others have suggested a minimum … guaranteed income for people. Is that worthy of attention now? Perhaps so because there are many more people than just in small business and hired by small businesses as important as that is to the vitality of our economy and other people who are not in the public sector meeting our needs in so many ways that may need some assistance as well.”
“But again, recognize the realities of it all,” Pelosi added. “What is the execution of it? What is working? And … what are we getting our money’s worth on? I think we have to look at that, too. How is the money being spent? With all the best intentions in the world, but nonetheless, we want the money to go where it needs.”
To most economists, the idea of universal basic income (UBI) is extremely dangerous.
“A UBI would redefine the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the state by giving government the role of provider,” National Review reports. “It would make work optional and render self-reliance moot. An underclass dependent on government handouts would no longer be one of society’s greatest challenges but instead would be recast as one of its proudest achievements.”
This is the “Nanny State” in overdrive. The government holds the greatest power over the individual. It’s the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers implemented. This is why those like Nancy Pelosi, who are only interested in more power, are so Gung-ho to sell it to the American people.