Wealth Inequality


With the potential for automation to replace workers in the workplace, many workers feel as if their job-security is diminishing.  In my belief that no one should be poor, but should have a basic standard of living, I intend to explore and attempt to pass a universal basic income system in California. This system will allow anyone 18 or older to have a basic level of income.  The amount of income an individual will receive will be based on the median income of the county the individual resides, the cost of living (based on the county), plus a certain amount above the poverty-line (roughly, 50%).  Allowing people to have a basic income will create a domino effect that will stimulate the economy because said income will be used to pay for goods and services.