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hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

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oktuzi:

☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ Hello everyone! Cute Fairies, a storenvy I have been working with, has decided to launch a bi-weekly giveaway to thank you guys for being such wonderful customers! There will be a new winner every two weeks to receive $50 STORE CREDIT. There is FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING in the entire store, so your credit will go straight to clothes, bags, or other accessories you want to claim with your prize!
*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* Prize: $50 STORE CREDIT FOR CUTE FAIRIES STORE
Rules:
☆彡Must be following me on tumblr (oktuzi)
☆彡Reblog this (I will be keeping track of notes, 1 reblog = 1 entry)
☆彡Likes and giveaway blogs do not count
☆彡Do not delete this text
☆彡Extra entries can be received by watching the store on storenvy, following me on instagram, and I might add more ways later on ! If you watch the store or follow me on instagram, send me an ask with your usernames so I can add them to the entries.
☆彡 Like my friend’s facebook page HERE or subscribe to her on youtube HERE for another 5 entries each. Include your facebook/youtube names if you do so.
☆彡 Just a note that since this is just a giveaway, and not a sale, the store owner will be using the cheapest shipping which can take quite a while.
GIVEAWAY [WEEK TWO] ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
ヾ(・ω・*)ノ WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN THROUGH RNG. GOOD LUCK !!!** and make sure to check back for the WEEK TWO giveaway sept 30 !!

oktuzi:

☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ Hello everyone! Cute Fairies, a storenvy I have been working with, has decided to launch a bi-weekly giveaway to thank you guys for being such wonderful customers! There will be a new winner every two weeks to receive $50 STORE CREDIT. There is FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING in the entire store, so your credit will go straight to clothes, bags, or other accessories you want to claim with your prize!

*⁂((✪⥎✪))⁂* Prize: $50 STORE CREDIT FOR CUTE FAIRIES STORE

Rules:

☆彡Must be following me on tumblr (oktuzi)

☆彡Reblog this (I will be keeping track of notes, 1 reblog = 1 entry)

☆彡Likes and giveaway blogs do not count

☆彡Do not delete this text

☆彡Extra entries can be received by watching the store on storenvy, following me on instagram, and I might add more ways later on ! If you watch the store or follow me on instagram, send me an ask with your usernames so I can add them to the entries.

☆彡 Like my friend’s facebook page HERE or subscribe to her on youtube HERE for another 5 entries each. Include your facebook/youtube names if you do so.

☆彡 Just a note that since this is just a giveaway, and not a sale, the store owner will be using the cheapest shipping which can take quite a while.

GIVEAWAY [WEEK TWO] ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

ヾ(・ω・*)ノ WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN THROUGH RNG. GOOD LUCK !!!
** and make sure to check back for the WEEK TWO giveaway sept 30 !!

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candyvalkyrie:

Hey guys! Ares, here, bringing you another quick giveaway!I want you to draw my url! Send me your own rendition of my url to my submit box, or post it to your blog and tag me. (See this link for references if needed.) One person will be chosen for the prize. Everyone who enters, but does not get picked as winner, will still receive a promo to XX,XXX followers!
Prizes:
as much candy as you want within $50 from candywarehouse 
Rules:
Must reblog- only once, after you have completed the task above. If you do not complete the task above, you are not eligible to enter. 
Must be following candyvalkyrie (i will check) 
For additional entries you can follow bruhnilla and my instagram  (+2 entries each follow)
Join featurepoints with my entrycode: TBYDRM (+5 entries)
Winners will be chosen randomly by random.org!
Likes will be ignored, but you may use it as bookmark
No giveaway blogs or empty blogs (i will check)
Unfollowers will be disqualified from future giveaways
Do not remove text
And for the winner, keep your ask box open. The winner also has 48 hours to respond, if not i will pick a new winner
I will ship internationally
The giveaway will end on December 1st, 2014

candyvalkyrie:

Hey guys! Ares, here, bringing you another quick giveaway!
I want you to draw my url! Send me your own rendition of my url to my submit box, or post it to your blog and tag me. (See this link for references if needed.) One person will be chosen for the prize. Everyone who enters, but does not get picked as winner, will still receive a promo to XX,XXX followers!

Prizes:

Rules:

  • Must reblog- only once, after you have completed the task above. If you do not complete the task above, you are not eligible to enter.

  • Must be following candyvalkyrie (i will check)
  • Likes will be ignored, but you may use it as bookmark
  • No giveaway blogs or empty blogs (i will check)
  • Unfollowers will be disqualified from future giveaways
  • Do not remove text
  • And for the winner, keep your ask box open. The winner also has 48 hours to respond, if not i will pick a new winner

  • I will ship internationally

The giveaway will end on December 1st, 2014