Oakland Is Experimenting With Woke Basic Income

I’m a strong supporter of Universal Basic Income.

Universal Basic Income and Universal Maximum Income were our ideas. They were part of Sen. Huey Long’s “Share Our Wealth” platform during the Great Depression. It was also populists, not progressives, who came up with ideas like Social Security, free college tuition, the income tax and regulating corporations. “Every Man a King” meant providing EVERYONE with a basic income.

Daily Mail:

“A program to give $500 monthly checks to low-income families of color in Oakland, California, has been criticized for explicitly excluding the 10,000 white residents living in poverty in the city.

The lottery system, funded by private philanthropists, will see the no-strings-attached checks go to households with an annual income of less than $59,000 if they have at least one child. The other half of the $500 checks will go to those earning under $30,000. 

According to data from an Oakland Equity Indicators Report, cited by officials to justify favoring people of color, white households earn about three times that of African-American ones.  …”

Why not inject Ibram X. Kendi’s toxic nonsense into the basic income debate though?

CNN:

“(CNN) – Low-income families of color in Oakland, California, could receive some extra financial assistance over the next year and a half.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that the city will launch a guaranteed income project to give hundreds of Black and Indigenous families and people of color $500 per month for 18 months.

The project’s payments will be unconditional, and recipients may spend the money however they choose.

The Oakland Resilient Families program is the latest trial of a “guaranteed income” system of wealth distribution, where residents are given a set amount of money per month to supplement the existing social safety net. …”

Leave it to progressives to take an old populist idea and ruin it.

They’re already ruined Social Justice, which used to be broadly popular because it meant economic fairness, and associated it with toxic lib shit like political correctness and wokeness. This is why the Democrats have been steadily shrinking in the Senate into a party of arrogant coastal elites. Nothing can get done because their brand is too culturally toxic in rural states. It has gotten so bad that they had to use budget reconciliation to pass a bill with 80% public support to give people free money.

Note: Even giving people free money is unlikely to improve their perception of the Democrats because they are too strongly associated with elitism, censorship, open borders and political correctness.

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14 Comments

  1. 500/mo…..in Oakland ?
    Where a sxit apart rents for 2000/mo.
    Most every black is on welfare and sec 8.

    • The only way it is not idiocy is if you have full automation and robots are producing excess wealth. Obviously, that is a long way off, and I am doubtful it will ever happen in the USA.

  2. The Western Woke Left are collectivists, and, as such, they are going to collectively punish someone for what they regard as the evils of the world.

    Interestingly enough, they collectively assign the guilt of the ancient slave economy to a few hundred years in America, and, as well, they assign no blame to those African tribes or Islamic pirates who participated in it, and, par for course, they assign absolutely no blame to Jewry or their Corporate/Globalist one world order, that, already then, was prominent in it’s fledgling Anglo-fronted Empire.

    All in all, I’d say it’s rather convenient for those Whites who are stuck acting out peevish adolescent fantasies against their Western Gentile White daddies, while not irking their funders…

  3. “According to data from an Oakland Equity Indicators Report, cited by officials to justify favoring people of color, white households earn about three times that of African-American ones. …”

    Knew this was going to be used.

  4. Yes I agree. Universal Basic Income is a great idea. I think everybody can see how the Covid-19 Stimulus Checks are helping people and the economy. Think about getting $1,000 a month. That’s really good for you and the economy. The goal is not raise taxes because of it because that will take that $1,000 away in taxes / sales taxes. I also agree that income should be capped for the Super Rich. I think about things from a White racial perspective. That don’t mean I have something against other races. I care about all pure races and believe that Nationalism is good for all the races. For me personally I think that Super Rich vs Middle Class, and Poor is bad for the White Race and all races. It’s really pathetic that we live in a Country where some White People are Super Rich Pigs who care about nothing but money vs the Middle Class that miss 1 paycheck and are in Poverty vs the White Working Poor who can’t make enough. Many are extremely poor with little no education or Job opportunities. That along with the Debt Slave Economy the Super Rich promote and control….it’s bad for the White Race. I’m for anything that eliminates the gap between the Working Poor vs the Middle Class, vs the Super Rich. Everybody should have a 30 hour work week unless Disabled / Retired, everybody should have Public Health Care, everybody should have Sick / Vacation time off from Work, and everybody should have a Living Wage, everybody should have Universal Basic Income. It’s all good for the White Race. Deo Vindice !

    • I am not sure, Dear Brian, how UBI will play out with the inflation it will causes, this in light of the fact that the dollar is already quickly sinking because of that.

      That said, globalist corporations have long been receiving the most generous kind of UBI, so, maybe it would only be fitting.

  5. As a taxpayer, I am tired of my wages being raped to support those who don’t want to work. That being said, the majority of homeless are white. I don’t know how anyone can back this stuff. It’s communism through and through. Just wait…the people who have professions and trades will eventually leave and go elsewhere.

  6. so what if the poor whites mark down that they are part red nigger or jew? theres no way to check really. say you lost your family in the holocaust or injun death march. jewess libby schaaf should understand gnomesayin

  7. ““A program to give $500 monthly checks to low-income families of color in Oakland, California, has been criticized for explicitly excluding the 10,000 white residents living in poverty in the city.”

    Very angry about this. (I lived in the Bay Area ffg or a few years so it does hit a little close to home. I even had an Aunt that lived in Berkley.)

    These crazy ideas to put Whites into 2nd class status are coming from somewhere. They just did not emerge from the ether naturally.

    Given the massive amounts of JEWS in Hollywood I think the talmudically minded dreamed up this scheme.

    Populists must name the Jew! They are our misfortune!

  8. Beady eyes – check
    Plastic surgery – check
    Rat like teeth – check
    Body shape like the Monster in Bugs Bunny – check
    Holds elected office in a one party city – check
    Virulently anti white – check

    I’m starting to think the Germans were on to something.

  9. I felt that If Yang had been elected on his UBI, the Dem elites would have stepped in and would have somehow taken the money away from the Right…….maybe with “Anti-Woke demerits”: Anti-Woke = 10,000 demerits, Voted for Trump = 8,000 demerits/incident, Southern-Conservative White = 7,000 demerits, Christian = 1,000 demerits, Non Southern-Conservative White = 500 demerits, Republican = 400 demerits, Anti-Pervert = 400 demerits, Anti-Marxist/Communist/Anarchist = 400 demerits, etc.

    So summing all these demerits and assigning a rate to determine the dollar amount penalized the Right would end up owing the Yankee Empire to the extent that the money they had to pay in each month would almost equal the money going out to the Left.

    May God Save the South!

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