And this is from a city that’s bankrupt

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs says that for way too long, his city has been known for headlines about bankruptcy, violent crime and the housing collapse.

In the future, he wants it to be known as a place willing to test bold solutions.

Bold, and a little controversial.

Tubbs, a Stockton native and Stanford graduate who is all of 27 years old, wants to give at least $500 a month to a select group of residents. They’ll be able to spend it as they wish, for 18 months, in a pilot program to test the impact of what’s called guaranteed basic income.
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14 Responses to And this is from a city that’s bankrupt

  1. i read the article. if he criminals are known, why not jail them or execute them?
    jailing them would cost more but the streets would be much safer.
    in jail they should learn trades such as welding. jobs galore.
    you know, only God can sort us all out.
    humans make trouble but seldom cure trouble. it was ever thus.

  2. JeremyR says:

    I’m all for guaranteed basic income. If you are willing to work 40 hours per week, I am all for guaranteeing you get $300 payment each week…. Less taxes and all the other garbage the gov demands you shell out for.

  3. Djamer says:

    The ONLY thing that will happen is they will all start stealing each other’s 500 bucks on “payday”.

  4. crazyeighter says:

    Tubbs, a Stockton native and Stanford graduate who is all of 27 years old…

    Say no more; after that the article writes itself.

    … to a select group of residents.

    Watching this unfold will be FREE premium entertainment.

  5. fjord says:

    Because its never failed everywhere its ever been tried.

  6. Chish says:

    Bwahahahaha, at least Alaska has the ability and resources (oil) to make it possible. What’s Stockton going to use for money other than oppressive taxes, proceeds from crack sales and hookers?

  7. OhioGuy says:

    Gibsmedat, morphed into formal Progtardasshole civic policy

    FREE EXTRA INCOME + EBT/SNAP + free housing + free medcare + obamacellfoam + perpetual dispensation for hiphopthugulus culcha and behavior = Amerikwa be TU

    Prepare Accordingly

  8. Daryl says:

    A smart businessman would take advantage of the opportunity and open up a liquor emporium where the recipients of this largesee hang out.

    • RTinWeimar says:

      Down the street from the check cashing business across the street from the pot store. Can’t miss it as the Trannys sell Girl Scout Cookies out front

  9. Jeffersonian says:

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    http://jeffersonian.name/danegeld.html

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