Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 20, 2012, 9:55 a.m. EST by Lidytheman
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I've been on this forum off and on reading threads since this whole movement began. And a certain thread caught my eye, its a thread about a set income that EVERYONE would receive out of taxes that the country collects every year. In my opinion it seems like an idea that would end suffering and suicides across the nation.
Yet... in response to these ideas i read come-backs that make either no sense or they are.. just simply so rude and insulting that it feels like racists talking. I've read comments stating "if you're poor you're lazy and deserve to starve" " if you're poor, you don't deserve to keep your children and they should be taken away and you should be inprisoned"
Also i see responses all the time saying "where would the money come from to support all these deadbeats" Thats just stupid and when i see that i just think to myself that this person has no idea how taxes are handled. Every item in my apartment i was taxed for, the ultities i pay for have taxes included in them, the gas for my car has taxes on them, the food i pay for has taxes on them. I'll pay property taxes,school taxes and just regular taxes on my house when i own one. My car was taxed even my pay is taxed. That amounts to alot of money and i'm just one person.
Where does all that money go to? My roads are still bad and potholed, The school i went to had books from the 70's and 80's... only new stuff was for the football team. We have nice looking courthouses... yet we have houses that are falling apart and people asking for change all the time. And people DIEING of starvation. And people that are afraid to go to the hospital because they don't have the insurance or money to cover it. I just think it's fucked up that people with money suddenly have the power of god and can decide who lives and who dies? We need a basic income we aren't intitled to anything but we also don't deserve to die.