Citizens Basic Income (UBI) for all jobs lost to COVID-19

Citizens Basic Income (UBI) for all jobs lost to COVID-19

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Pamela Erwin started this petition to U.S. House of Representatives and

Beginning in February, many of us learned the COVID-19 pandemic was real.  We followed the path set before us from our government.  There was no economic plan for our well-being.  Many of us lost jobs, many of us lost careers, many of us had to remain home to care for children.  Many small businesses closed their doors for good.  Without a plan, our government caused this, our government left the individual to fend for themselves without the information necessary to plan for our future.  With this in mind, I would like to propose a redress of sorts to address the many losses and help those without incomes.  Partial basic income (or can be called a negative tax) stop gap measure to prop up workers so they may begin to work toward what they had prior to COVID-19 shutdowns.  Many went to find new work only to find lower wages, less hours, or unsteady employment.  It is time to help keep people from losing homes, breaking up families, or going without food or safety. Let's keep our steady workers able to work knowing their base is covered. 

This is not a new idea.  What is new is the temporary use of UBI to help install some sanity into a breakdown of government responsibility to protect its citizens when national disasters wreck peoples ability to work for a living wage.   We have bailed out banks, the airlines, tech companies, and many businesses.  It is time to bail out the American public.  Temporary, basic citizens income for the time until a pandemic or any other national disaster no longer interrupts jobs and careers.  Implement immediately, no eligibility requirements other than losing job or changing job to lower wage or closing self employed business.  Amount of base is negotiable but is required to be 1/3 of earnings prior to the shutdown.  We, as workers, are the basic infrastructure of our government and deserve to be strategically protected from major losses.  

NO more piecemeal prop-ups from Congress.  Let's make it more permanent so when our government decides to limit our abilities to work in the future there will be a cost.  Hopefully,  this will then ensure that our livelihoods will be included in the planning process.  No longer should we be the pawns for Congressional negotiations.  We will get some base support while the legislature, president, and Supreme Court figure it out. 

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