POLL: 65% of Democrats support universal basic income

A survey from Gallup and Northeastern University showed us that 48% of Americans support universal basic income.


Political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist remembers a poll from 10 years ago that showed just 12 percent of Americans approved of a universal basic income.

That’s changed — and quickly. Today, 48 percent of Americans support it, according to a new Northeastern University/Gallup survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults.

The survey looked at universal basic income as a solution for Americans who have lost jobs to automation.

“It represents an enormous increase in support,” said Widerquist, an associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and an advocate for a universal basic income. “It’s really promising.”

Proposals for universal basic income programs vary, but the most common one is a system in which the federal government sends out regular checks to everyone, regardless of their earnings or employment.

The Poll then says that 65% of Democrats support Universal Basic income.

For example, 65 percent of Democrats want to see a universal basic income and 54 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 35 do. In comparison, just 28 percent of Republicans support universal basic income.

This is just another poll showcasing how dangerous the Democratic party is. The party has gone so far-left that the majority now supports universal basic income. Another troubling part of this is that 28 percent of Republicans support it. Now, although this is nowhere near a majority it still is enough to shock you.

Another interesting part is that 80% don’t actually want the government to pay for it, however.

Newport said he found it interesting that the public doesn’t necessarily wants the government to pay for universal basic income. Instead, 80 percent of supporters say that the companies that benefit from artificial intelligence should pay the higher taxes to fund a basic income.

Now, this is a confusing understanding of payment. If companies pay more then they will be paying that to the government. So, the government will pay for this. They also don’t clarify what ‘artificial intelligence’ is. Should every company that uses any automation atomically pay more taxes? Of course not. Like most things with the left, this idea isn’t fleshed out at all. This is nothing more of the expansion the welfare state and a way to impose even higher taxes on Corporations.

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