I’ve been to Stockton – they’ll spend it on drugs

Stockton, California will become the first city in the country to participate in a test of Universal Basic Income, in which 100 residents will be given $500-dollars-a-month, with no strings attached.

The program aims to create a level of income that no one will fall beneath.

By providing impoverished residents a regular sum of money that they can use on anything they wish, be it food, clothes, gas, or starting a new venture, those behind the program believe it could go a long way to give people enough support to try out new ideas.
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16 Responses to I’ve been to Stockton – they’ll spend it on drugs

  1. Winston Smith says:

    As devil’s advocate, it could be 500 less a month in drug money that they steal from good folks.

  2. edterri7788 says:

    “try out new ideas”? Like employment?

  3. Frank says:

    The local dealers will be happy!

  4. California southpaw says:

    Stockton’s first black mayor is a financial genius!

  5. Stretch says:

    On the bright side … a $500 binge might cull the herd by a few critters.

  6. SgtBob says:

    100 people will get $500 a month? Who’s choosing the 100?

  7. Don’t these idiots know that this is the age of Trump!

    Another reason to do no business with Facebook.

  8. Westcoastdeplorable says:

    What a ignorant idea. The only thing this will accomplish is pissing off the voters. How old is this mayor, 26? Young, Black, and Stupid.

  9. DanB says:

    Just how far will $500 a month go in a city like Stockton? Really, honest question.

    Just thinking…25 hours a week at the local fast-food chain at a lowly $6 an hour is $600 a month.

    Imagine what they would make at a whopping $15 an hour!

  10. Bib B says:

    I see this coming as a GUESS THE RACE.
    I live in this shit hole Stockton and can’t fucking believe this crap. Only in the arm pit of California can something so stupid be done like this.
    Soon we will be bankrupt again before you know it. Free monkey money for all.

  11. TEXASLEGAL says:

    The lucky 100 are all illegals?

  12. rick says:

    I guarantee it. All that will be different is there will be more of the layabouts sporting high dollar shoes. That will happen on the first day.

  13. cj says:

    “…they can use on anything they wish, be it food, clothes, gas, or starting a new venture…”

    I love the optimistic tone of this sentence…reminds me of the optimism of those of a certain political pursuasion.

  14. Socialism pure and simple.
    Theft of the taxpayer

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