no matter how hard we try we will only get incremental changes and a few more crumbs off the rich man's table. we are like ants at the picnic of the rich, hardly more.
i'm for a basic minimum income for at least the the poorest 40 million americans, but oh no, then the outcry will arise that someone somehow for some reason is getting something that someone else thinks they should get even if they don't need it.the social security administration could administer the program. democrats would strenuously object because the reason for being for most aid programs would disappear. the 40 million, or let's say everyone because everyone got social security basic income, would also get medicare. both agencies are overwhelmingly approved by americans. as i say, dismantle all the other federal public assistance programs. not likely because of politics but democrats should still propose it to show they can put our general welfare ahead of politics.
people receiving a minimum basic income would spend almost all of that income boosting demand, which is what genuinely powers the economy. it seems like a no brainer to me but basic income would improve lives while recycling money back to the rich.