i have concerns, i am concerned it will cause people to be lazy and not want to work (lets be honest there is a fair chunk of the working population doesn't get a thrill out of going to work, they do because they need money to live), why bother going to work at a minimum(or slightly above minimum) wage job when you can just get a somewhat livable income handed to you for doing nothing..
the old saying "welfare breeds welfare" that this could turn into a multi generational support system where people don't have interest in getting off the support
where is the money going to come from?
is it a good idea to hand people a large sum of money in one chunk who may not know how to balance a budget or have basic budgeting skills (i really do think they should teach budgeting and meal planning in school and not just a glossed over 1hr class of it)
should people just be handed free money without some sort of follow up checks and balances so to speak.. to make sure they are on the right path
then there's also a small section of those who are addicts (not everyone who would use this program would spend it on drugs or alcohol ofcourse, but we do have to consider it), look at what happens the week after welfare checks come out, the spike of overdoses, how do we prevent that?
i'm all for trying to raise children out of poverty, it makes me sad when i see kids at my daughter's school unprepared for the weather because their parents can't afford the proper needs, no child should go hungry, it's why they came out with the child tax all those years ago isn't it? (and rates raised by the federal government a a year or two ago) and yes more needs to be done
my big concern is money going to the proper places, will we still have poverty because those who receive the benefit are ill equipped with how to spend it and we will still have people going hungry, unable to pay hydro and rent..