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Austin become first Texas city to approve pilot ‘Guaranteed Income Program’



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Austin, Texas has approved a pilot ‘Guaranteed Income’ program joining other liberal cities. The program will give 85 families $1,000 per month for an entire year. The program’s $1.18 million in  funding will be handled by a nonprofit and recipients can spend the money however they wish.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who belongs to a coalition called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, said it will prevent homelessness; it’s not a “giveaway” but rather, “it is investing in ourselves.”

“We can find people moments before they end up on our streets and prevent them, divert them from being there. That would be not only wonderful for them, it would be wise and smart for the taxpayers in the city of Austin because it will be a lot less expensive to divert someone from homelessness than to help them find a home once they’re on our streets,” said Adler.

Atlanta, Georgia also announced it was launching a similar pilot basic income program in January. 300 residents will receive $500 each month for a year. NBC DFW5 reports that “Across the country, dozens of cities and counties — some using money from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package approved in March 2021 — are giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens.”

The Mayors coalition will use its data –collected by a University of Pennsylvania-based rrsearch center — to lobby the White House and Congress for a federal guaranteed income.


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  1. ScienceABC123

    May 11, 2022 at 5:06 am

    And how will they determine whether this “experiment” works or not? It can’t possibly end homelessness in Austin, a stated goal. No, it’s just leftists being “charitable,” of course with other people’s monies…

  2. Tony Ransdell

    May 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Let me mention we opened our business in 1998 and are losing money daily due to the supply chain issues that are not a concern at all for the current administration in the Whitehouse. We did not get any of the PPP loans or EIDL loans. We did not get one penny of the loan 100 billion in scammed money taken by fraudulent people. We are borrowing money at 9+ % and 41% APR to stay in business for another year and you are giving money away to people for nothing. Well knock me over!! I know dozens of businesses that put their life savings into their business and they are now closed. Out of business and they are not going to get a guaranteed income in fact they lost everything they owned. Knock me over again!!!! wow

  3. Jim Davies

    May 11, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    Who picks the 85 people and who gets to become on of 85?

  4. Stephane

    May 11, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    you want to bet ALL the recipients will be BLACKS?????

  5. Quinton Dees

    May 12, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Another idiotic idea….. handouts make people rude, lazy and irresponsible….this lame idea will backfire and leave these idiots scratching their heads only to come up with the next loser if a plan ‍♀️

  6. Sparker

    May 12, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Then give them housing instead of cash!

  7. Linda Brown

    May 13, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    What do they think this is going to do helping only 85 people. How about rehab programs, mental health programs. That is who is on the street. This is absurd

  8. Stephane

    May 14, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Isn’t it amazing how saraacarter acts exactly like the left when it is about reality?
    Everyone in this country is so much against racism, but everyone is recognizing the impossibility to accept that it really is a “law of the land” for the government, particularly since “””44″”” was reigning in the White House!
    And the 14% are taking advantage of their position to become even more entitled than before!
    So, when the truth comes to shine on the reality, CENSORSHIP arise its ugly head and many comments are NEVER shown!


    May 14, 2022 at 11:04 am

    ASSTIN TX IS A SOCIALIST city ! KEEPING THE NEW DNC INFE$TATION in place … by PAYMENT$ NOT BY Capitalist stregnth but by $ocialist fuel… Paid gor by GOVERNMENT FLOP HOU$E $@*T !

  10. Alan

    May 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    This was tried during the great depression and it failed spectacularly and was discontinued. But as good socialist program doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

  11. JM

    May 14, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    How generous! 1000.00 a month is poverty, and they are giving these people money to blow? WHERE CAN I SIGN UP?

  12. dennodogg

    May 15, 2022 at 11:08 am

    ” Oh, good. Now we got beer money.”

  13. Laughman

    May 15, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Texas was red. Texas was purple. Now we can see that Texas turning right before our very eyes. Rename the State East California.

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Sara Carter speaks from UAW picket line: ‘None of them actually bought’ Biden’s visit



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Sara Carter joined Sean Hannity from the picket line after President Joe Biden’s “brief” few minutes of support with the United Auto Workers strike in Michigan. Biden spent a “whopping 12 minutes with those UAW workers outside the plant today” said Carter.

“And I can tell you the time I spent with hundreds of workers walking up and down that line it was stunning to see how they had turned on the administration none of them actually bought the visit they thought it was more political than it was supportive” she added about her discussions with workers on the ground.

“It’s all about votes, trying to get votes” said one worker. “It’s a show” said another. Individuals also lamented “they didn’t forget about us During the pandemic. We were building cars and trucks, we were working” only to be left behind now.

Carter said it was evident that immediately after the brief show of “support” Biden immediately left, and got straight on his plane to head to Silicon Valley for a fundraiser.

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