02.12.2018

Stockton Mayor Provides Superfacts To Conservative Critics Of His Basic Income Plan

Stockton Mayor Provides Superfacts To Conservative Critics Of His Basic Income Plan Photo by Alexis Madrigal

The mayor of Stockton, California is steadfast on his plan to provide basic income to residents, no matter what conservatives label him.

On Wednesday (Feb. 7), Michael Tubbs provided a polished clapback to critics who attempted to downplay his plan to provide funds to residents in his basic income plan. Announced in October 2017 with the assistance of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and others, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) will provide 100 people of  different income levels with $500 a month for three years. The project seeks to raise awareness about basic income, a notion backed by leaders like Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk and Richard Branson. Research has proven a basic income can not only boost the economy, but also provide people to focus on careers instead of dead-end jobs.

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