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Whether or not well-intentioned supporters know it, Universal Basic Income is a deliberate trap to end the New Deal, lock America into permanent unemployment and enforce brutal austerity.
In the closing ceremonies of London's 2012 Summer Olympics, comedian Russell Brand, perched atop the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus, opened his performance by singing the first lines of "Pure Imagination" from the movie Willy Wonka:
Among the deepest and most cruel cuts of Washington's ongoing "sequestration" process are those to disabled children. Funds for special education – like Head Start, senior nutrition and other programs serving the most vulnerable in our society – are being slashed not for any defensible purpose but to satisfy criminal bond rating agencies.