The liberals are increasingly promoting “universal basic income’” for all Americans as a solution to poverty. That sounds Utopian, but where does the money come from to pay for the program, and is it good for society and an individual’s incentive?
Universal basic income (UBI), also called basic income guarantee or basic living stipend, is a type of program in which citizens or “residents” (including illegal aliens) can receive a regular sum of money from the government.
A UBI program would have “no means test” like Social Security because it would be available to anyone and everyone. Some local governments like the City of Stockton, California, have started an unconditional income program that is supposed to meet a person's basic needs.
San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg continues to say that his city government is transparent and inclusive, however, that’s very difficult to believe when so many city policy decisions are made behind closed doors. For example, the city council went into “secret session” to discuss the city ordinance, which would require all private employers in the city to grant paid sick leave to all full time employees. Councilman Greg Brockhouse said, "This may affect every employee and business owner in San Antonio and they must be included in the debate. As we have learned in the past, decisions made without key stakeholders erode the public’s trust.
Amid the endless gridlock and internal bickering in Washington, the Republican Congress has a real opportunity to do some good for the American people. TaxesAmericans want lower taxes, and a simpler way to pay them. What we do not want is higher taxes, especially on goods we buy each and every day.
Republican leadership, Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, are proposing what they call a “Border Adjustment Tax,” or as I call it, the “American Middle Class Consumer Tax.”
Some homeowners south of San Antonio’s downtown fear they will lose their homes after becoming aware of the increasing property values in their neighborhood. Apparently, the appraisal amounts for several houses along Lone Star Boulevard south of downtown SA have jumped 70% to 90% in value in five years.
A WOAI radio news report in 2016 showed the average San Antonio taxpayer owes $3300 toward the city’s long term debt as the municipal debt balloons. Couple that with school district, college district, health district, county, state and federal taxes and fees. This municipal money is for the maintenance of basic government services like, fire and police and streets and sidewalks.
In matters of local and state elections, are your candidates “Globalists” or “Localist”?
A Globalist is someone The places the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations or citizens. A Localist is someone who places their interests on what is happening in their home and their community.
Globalists feel it is important to “compete” in the world market by allowing businesses to sell abroad, however the tradeoff is that cheap foreign goods are allowed to be sold locally. This hurts local small businesses that cannot compete with cheap foreign goods.