The Next Welfare Program – The Daily Reckoning

UBI is an idea gaining traction among those given to believing impossible things — college professors.And politicians.The fellow with stars in his eyes… is often the fellow with rocks in his head.Under UBI, the government would guarantee every working-age American a basic standard of living.No string would come attached to this pretty peach… no proof of want… no questions whatsoever.Assume, for example, that a strong-backed fellow can find employment moving furniture.But the job demands an early rise… and he finds that dozing until noon better suits him.Would this layabout receive a check?Yes he would.

Source: The Next Welfare Program – The Daily Reckoning

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Subsidizing “welfare queens”?  Again!

The only way this flies if ALL other welfare programs are completely eliminated and all the bureaucrats are put on the street to look for work.  No unemployment insurance for 99 weeks  — that goes away with the Universal Basic Income.  No welfare  — no food stamps, no WIC, no retraining  — no nothing.

Some how I don’t the politicians and bureaucrats will make the trade.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency

“Very few people know what the DFS is doing and can enter the building,” according to an active-duty official with knowledge of the directorate’s operations, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. The official agreed to share details about the directorate after The Intercept and NHK last year revealed that the spy agency had obtained a mass surveillance system called XKEYSCORE, which is used to sift through copies of people’s emails, online chats, internet browsing histories, and information about social media activity. The official said that they believed the directorate’s use of XKEYSCORE was “not permissible” under the Japanese Constitution, which protects people’s right to privacy.

Source: The Untold Story of Japan’s Secret Spy Agency

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Here’s an example of why no Gooferment’s Deep State can be trusted or contained by mere “constitution”.  Lysander Spooner had it right.

“Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), No Treason (1870)

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