Chris Britt by Chris Britt

Chris Britt

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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    So you want to put everyone in a basic home and provide survival subsistence?

    Oh you can, it is within your reach and all you have to do is stop fighting each other world wide.

  2. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry, here is the correction for the links:
    Swiss basic income referendum

    Analysis of Swiss basic income referendum

    BTW, church, the Swiss are not giving themselves more of someone else’s money, as EVERY adult Swiss citizen will get the same basic income regardless of any other factor. It’s their own money that they are deciding to use in what they may think as a more socially responsible manner than exists at present. They have a strong sense of the social contract, fair play and, additionally, a strong dislike of extreme wealth. Check out what happened to the former CEO of Novartis for this attitude of the Swiss.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Don’t know if it’s still the case, but the Swiss, and several other countries used to base the amount of a traffic fine, on what you were driving, and how much money you had.

  4. martens is REALLY fed up

    martens is REALLY fed up said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t have all the answers, as I understand it the money comes from the general tax revenues that all pay, based on their income and other sources of wealth. The citizens bear no special responsibility for this,as EVERYONE will get the same amount regardless of any other
    factor except Swiss citizenship. Basically, it sounds as if it would be a benefit to the really poor or incapacitated (not that many in Switzerland though) and more like a tax rebate for the better off. Somehow, knowing the Swiss a bit, I can’t imagine many who would say “Oh, great, now I don’t have to work.” One, it’s not all that generous given the cost of living in Switzerland, and, two, it doesn’t fit in with the strong social pressure to be productive. Also, they’re not reall big on plutocrats. Check out how they responded to the retirement package Vasella wanted from Novartis. That was a doozy!

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Doc, I quit fighting a long long time ago.

    I shut up and did what I was told just like I was supposed to.

    OHHH you mean the USA….well OK.

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