Sunday, November 25, 2018

Socialists Kamala Harris, Cory Booker 'basic income' plans could kill recipients' work ethic

Make no mistake Kamala Harris and Cory Booker are every bit a socialist, for political expediency, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 
They may not be true believers, but they say and do anything like offering universal income to attract votes.  Democrats can never understand a simple truism.  If you pay people not to work, they won't work and stop trying to find work.    

Fox News reports two Democrats in the U.S. Senate – both said to be eyeing the party’s 2020 presidential nomination -- recently announced so-called “basic income” plans for America’s lower-income families. A liberal publication, meanwhile, says neither plan goes far enough to aid families, and the government should instead just start “writing them checks.”

But the Heritage Foundation argues that such plans tend to fail, in part because they tend to remove the incentive for work.

In October, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., unveiled her LIFT the Middle Class Act. It would provide a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year to families earning less than $100,000 a year, and a credit of up to $3,000 for those earning less than $50,000 a year, the Washington Times reported.

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