Thanks to Democrats with a taste for socialism, the Windy City is about to launch a groundbreaking new program that will attempt to alleviate poverty by giving a select number of residents a monthly stipend of a free $1,000 gift in a scheme what will spread like wildfire once others begin demanding free stuff.
The program is the brainchild of outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel who commissioned the task force that came up with this idiotic idea that is just more theft from productive taxpayers to subsidize the slothful lifestyles of the unmotivated but this is where the Democrats are heading on a national level.
By any definition, Chicago is a total shithole with an embarrassing crime problem, a murder rate that is reminiscent of a third world country, racial strife and political corruption but hey, at least they snagged the honor of being the “rat capital of America” according to a recent study by apartment site Rent Hop.
So rather than get tough on crime, Rahm will cement his legacy by paying the dregs of society not to work and if you can understand human nature, a good chunk of that $1,000 a month of free money will end up being spent on booze, tobacco, drugs and other items that contribute to the city’s crime rate.
— Chicago BHIVE (@ChicagoTweets85) February 8, 2019
Via The Chicago Sun-Times, “Plan to pay 1,000 residents $1,000 a month—no strings attached—pitched by panel”:
Each month, 1,000 struggling Chicagoans would get $1,000, no strings attached, to help break the cycle of poverty, under a trail-blazing pilot program proposed Thursday by a mayoral task force.
Days after choosing political retirement over the uphill battle for a third term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked retiring Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), who has championed the cause of income inequality, to chair a task force to consider universal basic income in Chicago.
On Thursday, that task force, co-chaired by SEIU Local 1 President Tom Balanoff and Celena Roldan, CEO of the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois, proposed a path forward.
Their 50-page report proposes that Chicago forge ahead by giving 1,000 people $1,000-a-month, which adds up to $12 million a year, to be bankrolled by an unspecified mix of city funds and philanthropic dollars.
The selection process and eligibility requirements would be left to the new mayor and City Council. But the task force recommends a citywide program not concentrated in any one geographic area or in any one age, racial or ethnic group.
Now, what could possibly go wrong?