Universal Basic Income - New Thread
I believe in 2014 the Internet Party Membership voted on adopting a policy related to this idea of providing a safeguard in the means of a Universal Basic Income. I have been working on the Final Draft and for the most part, there seems to always be one thing up for debate.
The Million Dollar question is just how much to give. Do we want people to have enough to live comfortably on? Or just to survive on with an additional Jobseeker benefit. To some extent, I share the concerns of those that want people to be motivated to find work externally, but I understand the difficult situations people can be in so I am open-minded.
Where is the current membership at now in terms of this? I support the UBI as a means to provide effective safeguards and ensure us as a society take care of one another rather than putting someone through the rather ineffective WINZ systems during which many would have no support at all. The question would first be how much, then we would link it to current benefits in New Zealand and if they would change around it.
I also want to somehow overhaul the Social Security System in time but that will take a while for me and any other Policy Committee Volunteers to workout. I want to keep our tech in line and with New Technologies would come to a new type of system eventually. Keen to hear your thoughts!
Daymond Goulder-Horobin started a proposal Fri 14 Dec 2018
Should the Internet Party advocate for a form of Universal Basic Income Closed Tue 18 Dec 2018
Tax Neutral is very important for this type of policy which I hope we will be able to work in. Ideally this would work with current systems in which job-seeker components would still remain in effect but I am confident we can develop a draft of this in good time.
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