So, today on my random outing and about on Facebook, I see another UBI post, this time describing how it is inflationary and it is the status quo. Lots of activity on it before I got to say much of anything, but among some of the tidbits were that a UBI is advocated by right wing groups and neoliberals.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Recently on my sparse viewing of FaceBook, I saw a man who is an advocate of Modern Monetary Theory, lamenting people's love of the UBI, or Universal Basic Income; aka: Guaranteed Basic Income, Mincome, Living Stipend, etc. etc. etc. In his mind, robotics is something that we should not be concerned about for the next ten or twenty years or so. Ironically enough, his constantly advocating for a Federal Job Guarantee, is missing the mark of what he wants to see happen.
Monday, June 12, 2017
So, I get on Facebook this very morning and I see this post. Now, under normal circumstances I would edit out the name, for the protection of one who likely means well and is grossly misinformed, or simply does not know better. This is not a normal circumstance, this was posted in a pro-Stein group, and this gentleman is running for a seat in the US Senate in the Great State of Massachusetts. Now, I have no real love for Massachusetts, or Jill Stein but this notion of the “Useful Idiot” is worse than the whole “Welfare Queen” myth.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
For the OP's protection, as well as the group he is in, I have edited this screen shot of some of the most insane things I have ever read. Well, not for his protection, I just edited it so that he doesn't get “harassed” by “mentally ill liberals” and grammar nazis. For those of you who don't want to read this butchering of the English language, he feels that healthcare, food and shelter are not rights. In it he laments that the person he was debating kept repeating that those three things are rights, without presenting a legitimate argument, only that said person believes, thinks, and is convinced that these things should be rights. He also concludes that liberalism is a mental illness, but you don't have a right to get that checked out, its a privilege.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I have recently been seeing a lot of people pushing to impeach President Trump. No, I don't like the man, I find him to be obnoxious, hateful, woefully ignorant, and at best incompetent. Should he be impeached, well, that depends on what the Special Prosecutor finds during the course of his investigation. Will he be impeached, I seriously doubt it, we are stuck with him for at least four years or until the GOP gets sick of listening to him.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Over the last decade or so, I have supported some type of Universal Basic Income. In the early days before I was introduced to Modern Monetary Theory, I would think about ways to fund such a program, how the tax code could be worked, how the increase in spending, and all the other factors that played into funding this type of program would work.
Friday, May 26, 2017
In the run up to the election of Donald Trump, I kept hearing people say, “Never loose your sense of outrage.” I never lost it, but I had to bury it down, it was to the point that I was just angry. Ever little thing I heard would just add to that anger, and that is not healthy. I made a conscious choice to step away, let myself have a break, to cool off before I said something I couldn't take back. I don't regret that choice then, I don't regret it now, but those old feelings are coming back again.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Its been far, far too long since I wrote anything here, political, religious, or anything really. So, here is an update, and some rantings from behind my personal bully pulpit. How am I, not doing so well right now. Looking for stable work that doesn't involving transcribing audio. The pay stinks, and I am very concerned about how our spoken language is degrading. Otherwise, I am looking for a place to move to, as our landlord has run into major financial problems, and yeah, he lost his backside. I'm doing great, but really bummed out about Chris Cornell. I wasn't a fan of much of his work, but he was a voice of a generation, he give a voice to those who felt utterly hopeless, and his influence will be felt for years to come. It is true, “No one sings like you anymore.”
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Eh, great. Feet on the couch is a big no no? Alright look people. Trump is going to give us years worth of legitimate fodder to gripe about, to rag on him about, to roast him over. My God, the man is an instant hit on Twitter. Seriously, he can't get out of his own way.
Okay, I think I am still alive, three cheers for Aleve, caffeine and power naps. Slight problem, I can't sleep, too wired. I wonder if I could crank this up to a million, if this is how people who have ADHD feel 90% of the time. So, lets get back to the Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Trump addition.