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Universal Basic Income

The Cost Of Living 

To be alive. A Perspective.

Recently, I did some research into historic product costs and while doing so came across some pretty sad and desperate thoughts by people suffering under our current financial and social system. Here’s a few things I found.

Between 1974 and 1977 minimum wage was roughly $2.50 per hour. Back then a loaf of bread cost 0.29, green pepper 0.08, onion 0.03, chicken 0.29lb, bulb garlic 0.10, milk 0.99 gal, ice cream 1/2 gal 0.79.

Today those very same items would cost roughly $20.00.

In 1974 rent for a 2bd flat, heat included, was $125.00 a month, today that same flat rents for $1350.00 plus heat.

In 1974 30% of your income went towards shelter. Today it is 40 to 45%.

That 15% difference should be savings of which there is none.

Anyone making $20 per hour today is actually making less than minimum wage in 1977. Minimum wage, based on the price of inflation – THINGS WE NEED TO LIVE – should be roughly $23.00 per hour just to break even.

If you are making $7.50 or even $10.00 per hour you are living in perpetual debt and financially a sub-standard lifestyle.

The Sad Reality

Dungeons and dragons and the blackpill.

Currently, most working people are living on what I call The New Reservation: After the US Army rounded up the Native Peoples, put them on what became known as The Reservation. Those who were “lucky” enough to work off The Reservation received a substandard wage for their labor. The only place to purchase any goods or foods in those areas was a place called The General Store (this model was also used in smaller towns known as The Company Store). Prices at these stores were so inflated the people living there were forced to run up credit in order to survive leaving them forever in debt and stuck on The Reservation.

The majority of us are all living on The New Reservation now, and many are also stuck in The New Plantation.

The New Plantation is the prison system, most of the people in prison are in for non-violent offenses, but rather than have them make fair restitution, apologize, perhaps even seek the help or skills they need to live they are put into the private prison system where it just so happens that their warm-behind-bars-bodies pays well on the floor of the stock market – between $25K to $60K a year, actual human cost for upkeep on that scale, $10k. Further, regardless of the offence in the private system be assured these people serve every single day of their sentence, there is little to no room for good behavior or restitution. Those in prison who work; assembling furniture or sitting in a call-center earn 0.79 an hour for their labor.  Again, this segment of society is faced with inflated prices for the purchase of the simple pleasures within the prison system they need or want such as a call home, a pack of cigarettes or a candy bar.

Out here in the real world chances are you have no medical insurance. Even under ObamaRomneyCare, face it, with a $6k deductible, you have no health care. If you are low income you are paying $200 a month for nothing. Let’s follow the money, see where it goes… Connecticut, (you know who you are).

However, if you are low income and can swallow your pride, you might qualify for Food Stamps, or in the new Orwellian-Speak ‘Food Share.’ Still, you are eating highly processed packaged food because you either lack the education on how to eat right, or too depressed to even care.

You also have no savings, maxed out any credit card you may have had at some outrageously high interest rate, perhaps you are even in student loan debt or stuck in some payday loan scam.

You are most likely living in low income housing or rent a run down apartment in an unsafe area wondering how much worse it can possibly get.

Chances are your job, if you have one, is unfulfilling, has no benefits, pension or real future.

You wonder how you even get up in the morning.

Your only source of entertainment and diversion is the internet, if you are savvy enough to operate and own a computer, or you’re bombarded by endless commercials on TV telling you all the things you need that you can’t afford and are subjugated to watching the lifestyles of people, the elite class, your betters, the lucky ones, you’ll never know or be like.

Compared to your parents your life expectancy in the US has now dropped by 10 to 15 years.

At this point you’re too proud to make any new friends because you’re always broke, down and out. You’re too embarrassed to talk to or bother your family, who is also struggling with finances and waking up in the morning to their unfulfilling dead end jobs. In your eyes the word failure is written and everyone can see it, so you keep your head down, get through the day and escape home hoping you don’t get mugged or sick.

Your mind wanders more often to the topic of a quick and painless end, because none of this really matters, and that mindset is reinforced daily by businesses and colleagues who remind you that you’re easily replaced and no one needs your business. This is what’s call the free market, the post-modern world of capitalism, unpersonhood. Darwin in action.

You’re living just a few steps and a paycheck away from homelessness.

By this time many fall into drugs and too often people feel that coming back from an overdose is worse than dying.

THIS is NOT Western Civilization, this is borderline Communism, Corporatism,  Plutocracy, Serfdom, Slavery call it what you will, but it is not the struggle for a better or balanced life, it’s simply immoral.

America Is Spiraling

Prison is the New Plantation, Debt is the New Reservation, War is a Culture of Death.

Basic Income changes all that.

All of it!

Basic Income is really just compensation for the last 45 years of deflated wages and massive unfair debt and usury.

If you are counting on your good graces, charming disposition, laurels or luck to get you through life, think again. Those who have lost those 10 to 15 years of life expectancy are dying in massive debt, on average $63k worth of debt on their death bed and that debt is left to you, your children, your grandchildren and their grandchildren. Complete economic and educational control is now in the hands of the few.

The black hole of debt is growing and the bigger it gets the faster is sucks in everything in its path, and it is making its way up the income ladder. You are on that list.

If we don’t start lifting people up their sorrow and misery will collapse the whole damn thing and much sooner than we all think. What we have now will be utterly wiped out, and your quality of life will be armed with a 24/7 watch.

That said, I have a few words for those who say and feel that basic income is a hand-out for lazy people who just don’t want to work, you are wrong, dead wrong, ask a retired veteran, many who volunteer their time in schools, helping the sick, elderly, their brothers in need and for all who were lucky, had the strength to stick it through now live, through our good graces, on a basic income military pension.

If you lean towards the higher moral ground of ‘an honest dollar for an honest day’s work’ those old days you long for do not exists. Let me fill you in on our massive and miserable failure when is came to locking up the crooked bankers, the ending of corporate subsidies to corporation doing nothing important, all that massive crazy foreign aid, unaccountable military debt for endless wars that have absolutely nothing to do with ‘these here United States.’

How can anyone justify all the larceny and theft over an American Citizens basic survival?

There are market solutions beside a basic income: shore-up the 1974 income gap inflation as demonstrated above, cut profits and CEO salaries to level those earnings off and out, but also forbid the creation of robots, because now they are cheaper to run and more reliable than you are. However, to implement these solutions would require massive unrest, a civil war, our politician are owned by the very people these solutions would effect and you can’t stop the progress of technology.

The rhetoric our politicians, over priced corporate CEOs and those who keep looking the other way still longing to hold out for that REAL Capitalism and that REAL Free Market which will fix everything, all that talk has proven to the majority is you are no longer trustworthy, and without trust you got zot!

Trust Is Everything

Everything.

Universal Basic Income is our last best hope to restore some of that trust, it is the injection, the cure, for a peaceful solution in a free society.

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addendum: If you want to incorporate, or bring back “traditional values,” you’re going to have to back track economically. Making up for decades of lost wages, through UBI, offers the opportunity to present your argument out of freedom rather than force or desperation. If it’s a good argument then people will flock to your cause or philosophy once they have the free time to think about other thing outside of making ends meet. Denying people the choice out of desperation without curbing a good portion of popular culture makes it cruel endeavor. Not everything can be bought and sold in the free market, unless we legalize slavery, again. Do we have the funds to do this? Of course we do. Needless war budgets, wasteful foreign aid, bailed out gambling banks and crooked corporations. We have plenty of money, it’s only a matter of what we support. Currently, we support debt, prisons and wars. Tired of that, yet?

 

 

 

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keep in mind also that while the prices have gone up the quality has also declined.

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Utopiapretend you only die once.

 

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Why Do White People Hate White People?

Why?

R Buckminster Fuller once said, “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

This quote could certainly be applied to all people regardless of  race, gender, culture, religion, but why have white people seemingly turned on each other and in particular why are they giving up and falling hard?


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If the topic is indeed accurate why have white people specifically abandoned this segment of the population, and in fact ignored and vilified them?

Why haven’t the more affluent whites reached out to lift the other’s up? Why haven’t they helped to provide (according to studies), the best social education on the planet and comradery? Why haven’t they implemented what Bucky was advocating above as part of their inheritance, their legacy? How did they get stuck in such a rut?

If you were white and reached out to help another white person would that make you a Nazi? Why is that so often the MSM narrative?

And if white people collectively are the reason for all the woes throughout world history why then is this particular segment of the population the only guilty party forced to pay the price?

As a side note, regarding the Nazis, they were actually supported and placed into power by the affluent, mostly bankers and corporatist.

Have white people lost their culture? Have they succumb to the trappings of popular influences by nefarious forces? Is it guilt by association? Is this why white people troll disproportionately online? Is money the only thing driving them forward now? Can white people make their way back to the garden, to community building, or do they really prefer to bowl alone and end their existence of their race?

I believe I have figured out why white people are offing themselves or rather falling into such deep despair, because white people have to lie about who they are and how they feel for the sake of diversity. Most white people were raised with a sense of morality, they were taught that lying is a bad thing and because they are no longer allowed to speak their minds these lies become their hidden secrets. This is actually a form of self-censorship. They are embarrassed to reach out and ask for help because they have failed at being honest, and being told that they are already privileged only reinforces a lack of self-worth. Not only is lying bad, pride is as well, adding greed on top renders the ground fertile for endless self-loathing.

Above all things is truth, and in order to speak the truth one needs to stand-upright. the average white person has been relegated to sitting in the back. developing new and sometimes degenerate ways for people not to like them, but feel some sense of worth through self-loathing. It’s a sickness, a virus now, within the culture.

Are white people naturally independent? Yes. Alone? No. Yet, too many white people find themselves alone (see Putnam) , they’ve lost community because they can not be who they are within the community. So as a race, and like ancient Rome, they could fade away.

There was a time when a person within the community could be the grumpy one, persnickety, dainty, shy, a go-getter, or even the village idiot, this is no longer allowed. If you can’t dazzle, say all the right things you are vilified, lack luster, less than human. All those things are not the natural state for human beings and more so, historically, for white people.

This does not mean one should be hurtful or crass, and it does not mean you have to say, “Yes, your butt looks big in those jeans.” It means stating this is who I am, this is what I think and feel without fear of retribution. It means to speak freely without threat of job loss, poverty, suffering or death. Notice how Donald Trump is all of those things and in fact over the top – compensation perhaps?

I realize this is a bit of a touchy subject for some, but it shouldn’t be. Regardless,  I’d like to gain a better understanding and explore this phenomenon further, find a solution perhaps, organize this entry a bit better and answer the pressing questions more comprehensively. Why are white people in such despair? Are there any solution? If so, how do we fund them? What steps need to be taken?

More later…

If you have any thoughts please express them in the comments below.

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People’s ‘Deaths Of Despair’
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More White People Die From Suicide and Substance Abuse: Why?
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College Professor: All White people must commit mass suicide as final reparations
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White, Middle-Age Suicide In America Skyrockets
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Can something save them?

will it be this?

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save the Boer or accept you fate

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updates – 04/13/17 nothing particular
The world is spinning out of control, Trump has gone against everything he said he was for on the campaign. Though no surprise to the cynics, it does confirm, regardless of party, DNC, RNC even a Populist – in order to reach high office you are owned by some group of power hungry people. Yes, the MSM is owned and every one of their high paid shills. Who owns Trump? Not hard to figure when you see he was pals with Jeffery Epstein. In my predictions, during the primary election, think it was around Thanksgiving 2015, I thought that relationship would take him out, how did he weather it? Perhaps we see him paying that debt now?

What a week:
Bannon pushed aside – so we think.
Fake Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Ridiculous and absolutely dumbfounding Pepsi Commercial.
The United Airlines drag-fest; that was just a little too weird to be believed, sorta.
Sending ships to North Korea.
Boots on the ground in Jordan on the Syria border.
$16M MOAB dropped on Afghanistan.
New SCOTUS member.

and yet what seems to be swelling in the hearts minds and guts of many people is secession.

Is this the Soros plan? He’s shorted the S&P as did Buffett.

Do we just keep rolling with all this or make a move? What move?

Why can’t people organize and walk away from these financial terrorists and coils?

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President Trump Passes Universal Health Care, Usurps Democrats!

President Trump Passes Universal Health Care, Usurps Democrats and Destroys Neocon Never Trumpsters.

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How Will He Do It?
Well, he could just pass U-Care with a 15% VAT, control medical prices and procedures, and cap profits.*

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He could roll this out and call it a bi-partisan deal.

On Medicaid: Raise limit to $23k, full coverage with profit caps that are fair, these will be tax deductible for hospitals, labs, clinics, doctors and nurses. Add small co-pays from $24k up to $28k.

From $29k open up the free market across state lines.

On Medicare: For a recipient with no other insurance, lower the age to 55 based on income; same formula as above on income levels until age 65 and making under $250k. Yes, if you earn more than $250k a year in retirement you had and are still having a very nice, safe and free life in this country, you can give a little back in co-pays.

 

If President Trump can get close to this he’ll win the 2020 election in a landslide and perhaps be even more loved than Reagan, Kennedy and FDR.

 

Note: This plan for US Universal Health Care Would Be For American Citizens Only. You will need notarized documents as proof in order to be eligible. Also, States along with a Federal Government Oversight Board can negotiate prices and procedural costs with hospitals and doctors, using a simple one page form.

 

Further: For non US citizens cash up front or a payment plan can be arranged, this may include Administrative fees.

If payment is not made within 90 days the country of origin will be billed the full price of the medical care with fees. If destitute, private charities can step in or pro-bono work can be provided from a medical institution or college.

For those who are US Citizens, but have lost all records, a grant to replace official documents will be provided if proven indigent.

In the rare case that someone who was born in the US without any documentation, and is under the age of 65, those persons will have to go before a board of governors, provide proof of past employment, care or marriage, along with testimony and witnesses, otherwise they will need to buy private insurance or seek help from a charity clinic. Unfortunately, something like this could take a great deal of time in the very beginning. Anyone caught lying or falsifying documents will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and denied U-Care.  Any falsification by foreigners will mean confiscation of all property and possessions and instant deportation. Any falsification of income made by US citizens will mean a 5 year denial of U-Care, including Medicare. You will have to rely on Private Insurance or Charity Clinics for those 5 years.

It’s a start, eh?

 

Eventually those who do come to the US on a Green Card will be covered providing the systems can afford any additional stress.

Further: If Trump’s proposal for a solar wall generates a surplus of energy those funds should be diverted to provide solar energy conversion for the rest of the nation. Once that has been accomplished and the excess energy is sold outside of the US that wealth can then be transferred to the health care system in order to fund more medical R&D, which can then be shared with the world for a small fee.

Another source to look at is US foreign AID, 2/3 of this money goes to Israel alone. The US needs to end all Foreign Aid outside emergency medical and food. It should also be required that American Companies in foreign lands pay at least a 10% profit fee to operate in those nations. These funds can be placed in escrow for any emergency need that arises. As a nation our reputation is important and US companies who have benefited greatly by developing in the US should work to maintain that good reputation.

 

If you have any questions,  better ideas or plans put your thoughts in the comments and I’ll add them to the list. In the mean time I will continue to add thoughts and ideas to this proposal so that all Americans have access to health care, clean energy, clean food and water, safe neighborhoods and clean housing.
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If you find my ideas interesting please look at the model community I have also proposed, also feel free to support me on Patreon, be the first 😉
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*FYI: Most medical innovations, R&D and the like are done on the tax payer dollar through universities, more and more innovations are now coming from foreign schools and their government funded programs, we need to be champions again in this field.

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REP Duncan (Vaper-Bro) Hunter Comes out for Trump “We don’t need a policy wonk as president. We need a leader as president,” California Rep. Duncan Hunter said of Donald Trump

holding an Aspire Nautilus Tank

Since he is Trump’s first Congressmen this is bound to bring more attention to vaping.
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If the FDA is worried about your kid and nicotine, why doesn’t the FDA ban Monsanto, their seeds and products are FULL of nicotine
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The Hostile Takeover of Vaping
This whole FDA things is how big tobacco and perhaps even big pharma take over the vaping industry. They couldn’t win in the free market so why not use a government agency full of their cronies to get the job done?

How many know that Burt’s Bees is owned by Clorox now?

That Annies Homegrown foods is owned by General Mills?

Did you know the guy in charge of the FDA, Michael Taylor, previous job was a VP at Monsanto?

And that’s just a small example of foods, we know that this method of taking over a business is the norm in the tech industry.

Think about it – what’s $100 Million in regulations to big tobacco for a $6 Billion business now that’s projected to hit $15B by 2020?

This isn’t about the health of an industry or the people who use the products – this is a hostile takeover of vaping!

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NOTE: Vaping Causes Cotton Mouth

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