United States Representative Ilhan Omar presented two guaranteed income bills on Friday, aimed at sending monthly checks for $ 1,200 to most Americans by the end of the decade, according to reports.
The SUPPORT Act would fund current local guaranteed income pilot programs across the country through a $ 2.5 billion grant program and the findings of the national program would be taken between 2023 and 2027, WCCO-TV reported in Minneapolis.
Starting in 2028, the national program would send $ 1,200 per month to people earning less than $ 75,000 per year or heads of households earning less than $ 112,500 per year plus $ 600 for each child.
“Poverty is a choice,” Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, said in a statement on the bills. “For too long, we have prioritized endless growth while millions of people are homeless, hungry or without healthcare. As a nation, we have the capacity to ensure that everyone has their basic needs. like food, shelter and health care. “
“For too long, we have favored endless growth when millions of people are homeless, hungry or without healthcare.”
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The SUPPORT Act was co-sponsored by fellow progressive representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania and Jamaal Bowman of New York.
The program would also be available to those without a bank account, illegal immigrants who file taxes and those “experiencing housing instability,” according to the Huffington Post.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a New York businessman, kicked off guaranteed income during his 2020 campaign and cities like San Francisco and Oakland are already launching pilots, with Oakland currently being the largest of the country, according to the Post.
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The GPI law would complement GDP calculations with other economic measures by adding environmental and socio-economic factors, according to WCCO.
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