Hawaii may become the first US state to adopt basic income

https://www.rt.com/business/392573-hawaii-pass-bill-basic-income/

An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.

The bill, titled House Concurrent Resolution 89, was brought by Hawaii State Representative Chris Lee and was passed by both houses of the state legislature in a unanimous vote.

The resolution declares that all the islanders “deserve basic financial security.”

It also orders government offices to weigh the state’s economy and find ways to ensure all families have basic financial security, including an evaluation of different forms of a full or partial universal basic income.

“As innovation and automation and inequality disrupt our economy, we want to make sure that everybody benefits and nobody is left behind. It’s past time that we had a serious talk about not just tweaking our economic policies, but having a new discussion from the ground up about what our values and priorities are,” said Lee as quoted by US online magazine Mother Jones.

According to Lee, the measure is necessary due to Hawaii’s excessive cost of living, which is reportedly the highest in the country, as well as the state’s heavy reliance on low-paid service industry jobs.

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“The resolution declares that all the islanders “deserve basic financial security.”

the idea is nice..but who pays..those who work?..if this was fully supported and financed by banks and multinationals then i would agree..

thoughts?

401

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~ by seeker401 on June 23, 2017.

5 Responses to “Hawaii may become the first US state to adopt basic income”

  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
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    An unprecedented bill supporting the idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been introduced in the American state of Hawaii.

  2. “thoughts?”

    slavery.

    also … “I’ll be happy to release your monthly check as soon as you provide your vaccine verifications.”

  3. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  4. “As innovation and automation and inequality disrupt our economy, we want to make sure that everybody benefits and nobody is left behind.”

    Elon Musk talking points.

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