I have a problem with UBI or CUBI’s or any form of cash or cash equivalents going directly to recipients.
I keep thinking of the millions and millions of people who will spend it frivolously at the expense of necessities and even with $1000 a month be back on the street homeless.
Basic Income should be Basic Care.
The basics. Food, clothing and shelter and covered healthcare and, ok, an Obamaphone and an LCD tv.
Then issue them a card for transportation and give them free liability insurance in case they do something that I have to sue them for.
I just do not want to fund someone’s addiction whether it be smoking, drinking, drugs, gambling, sex abuse ….. you get the picture.
Am I missing something?