The argument over Universal Basic Income is raging. Liberals support it, while Republicans oppose it. That is, at least, what they all claim.
Years ago, Elon Musk stated that he believes Universal Basic Income will become a need as more businesses adopt technology to do work instead of people, resulting in a reduction in the number of available jobs.
To be honest, I can see that happening in the future, but we’ll have to wait and see.
However, one California city has chosen to start handing out checks, but there is a catch: you must be transgender or non-binary.
Yes, you read that correctly. They’re going to break the law in order to distribute money to a small select group of people.
According to Fox News,
A California city is planning to give universal basic income (UBI) to transgender and nonbinary residents regardless of their earnings level.
Transgender residents in Palm Springs, California are eligible to receive a UBI of up to $900 per month solely for identifying as transgender or nonbinary — no strings attached.
The new pilot program will have $200,000 set aside for allocation after a unanimous vote by the Palm Springs City Council last week.
Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican who served as the first openly gay member of the city council, called the program “outrageous and discriminatory.”
“We’re completely opposed to guaranteed or universal basic income programs, because they ultimately cause inflation and raise the cost of living on everyone — they don’t work,” DeMaio said in a statement.
“But at least some of them have minimum income requirements to qualify, whereas this one is no-strings-attached ‘woke’ virtue signaling to the LGBT community in a way that is not only offensive but discriminatory,” he continued.
So I guess the moral of the story is this: if you live in Palm Springs, just claim to be non-binary and you’ll get a check. I’m sure that Democrats will call this a victory in that the number of people reporting as non-binary or trans is going to skyrocket. They’ll think that they were all just finally brave enough to come out of the closet about it, but in reality, it’s all about that money.