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Message Subject "Universal Basic Income" makes sense even for Republicans IF they actually do the math.
Poster Handle Copperhead
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If you took the GROSS yearly box office revenues of all of American cinema, it would pay for a universal income for every adult in the US of a whopping $42 per year.

So, who are we going to rob next?

 Quoting: R. Wordsworth

Where you getting these numbers from? Also please include all forms of entertainment, such as pro sports and TV shows.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74958647

OK, still collecting data... but if we also rob the NBA and NFL of all their revenue, that's another 12 billion or so a year on top of the motion picture industry theft.

So, we're up to roughly $100 a year for every adult in the US. Keep in mind that tens of thousands of people would be out of jobs at this point... these numbers are coming from taxing every dollar Americans spend on these industries, not just reducing Tom Brady's contract to $50,000 per year.

So, load up the black helicopters and SWAT trucks, I guess we're gonna have to Venezuela the fuck out of TV now because we're just not getting it done here.
 Quoting: R. Wordsworth

Ok now take away all the needless spending, reduce military budget, cut foreign aid, eliminate NASA, etcetc.

There's a lot of money being wasted.

Also how about some stipulations?

Jobless bums get nothing.

Only those who are doing the best they can and working but it's not good enough and they still struggle.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74958647

That would take a bloated, overpaid Federal bureaucracy to figure out who qualifies. There goes your Utopian dream of streamlining the system.
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