Pope in New Book: ‘It’s Time for Universal Basic Income’

In Pope Francis’ new book Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, which is set for release December 1st, the pernicious Pontiff who has been keeping Roman Catholic apologists on their toes with a whirlwind of spicy comments – approving same-sex civil unions, affirming Biden’s catholic faith, appointing pro-LBGT cardinals to positions of power, and generally engaging in Green New Deal fanboyism – has decided to feed his little Marxist soul a few rounds of outrage and attention by enjoining in a thinkalong about the merits of Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Universal Basic Income is a government program where every adult receives a set amount of money on a regular basis. Essentially, everyone gets a base income, typically tens of thousands of dollars a year in direct transfer from the government, regardless of whether one works or not. There are no strings attached and no restrictions on how it ought to be spent.

Universal Basic Income was last tried on a large scale in Canada in 2017, when 4000 low-income applicants were awarded the monies. Singles were given nearly $15,000 and couples $20,000 a year. This program was scrapped after an election was called and the incoming government crushed the outgoing one 10 months later. Finding that 25% of people stopped working altogether, the Conservative Party said the program disenfranchised people from keeping and maintaining a job, and therefore was discontinued.

The Pope, bless his heart, is salivating and licking his chops at such a prospect. He writes:

God asks us to dare to create something new. We cannot return to the false securities of the political and economic systems we had before the crisis. We need economies that give to all access to the fruits of creation, to the basic needs of life: to land, lodging, and labor…

We need a politics [sic] that can integrate and dialogue with the poor, the excluded and the vulnerable, that gives people a say in the decisions that impact their lives…

I believe it is time to explore concepts like the universal basic income (UBI), also known as ‘the negative income tax:’ an unconditional flat payment to all citizens, which could be dispersed through the tax system.

Criticizing the government’s “false assumption of the infamous trickle-down theory that a growing economy will make us all richer,” the Pope went on to plead with governments to hand out “an unconditional lump-sum payment to all citizens, which could be paid through the tax system” while asserting that “universal basic income could reshape labor market relations by guaranteeing people the dignity to refuse employment conditions that lock them into poverty.”



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4 thoughts on “Pope in New Book: ‘It’s Time for Universal Basic Income’

  1. Awesome – I think it’s a great idea for the Vatican to pay every human a decent wage. Count me in.

  2. His synagogue of Satan reportedly has the money to pay out untold millions to settle lawsuits involving pedophile priests so maybe they should be the agency to dole out the greenbacks.

    As a former Roman Catholic, I keep wondering what it will take for those still in trapped in that system to leave, but then I realize they probably have no idea what this current pope believes and how heretical he is even more so than all the others.

    I think for a lot of them, and even for some protestants, they just want a little “religion” in their life and that will make them right with God and since I think they didn’t murder anybody and they’re not Hitler, Everybody’s bad guy even though he was a piker compared with Stalin and Mao along with Pol Pot.

  3. Nevermind that it is the WORKING people who have their wages garnished to support the people who don’t work via our taxes. If more people than already are get free handouts, then where is the government going to get the tax dollars to support your ludicrous idea, Mr. Pope? Maybe you should read your Bible and see the verses where Paul chastises those who don’t work and even says if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Pretty simple. You want something, get off your couch and get a job!

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