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Spotlight: Mayors push Guaranteed Income

By Mark Lisheron, Badger Institute

Officials in Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau are laying the groundwork for programs that would pay a monthly stipend, no strings attached, to low-income families.

Encouraged by the federal government’s direct payment of $870 billion in stimulus checks to Americans since the outbreak of COVID-19, there are among nearly five dozen local elected officials across the country, all of them Democrats, who have begun to experiment with adding a local welfare payment to the social safety net.

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2 thoughts on “Spotlight: Mayors push Guaranteed Income

  • Complete and utterly B.S. Just more communist moves in a country that was founded for one main reason to protect people physically (and from people trying to push free money!!) money that isn’t theirs! If the cities are so flush with taxpayer money. Why don’t they fix their infrastructure with this money? or improve something everybody prospers from? Everything going on is to put money into the pockets of politicians!

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