An Unemployed Couple

Today an unemployed couple receives benefits from Welfare. Depending on the state they live in, they may receive around $10,000 in annual benefits, plus Medicaid.

Under the proposed solutions, the same couple would receive $48,000 annually in Basic Income, plus Free Healthcare. We'd no longer need welfare.

How they'd receive $48,000 per year versus $10,000 today

A Couple Earning $30,000 Per Year

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Today a couple earning $30,000 per year nets about $25,000 after paying $1,000 in taxes and $4,000 in healthcare costs.

The same couple would receive $84,000 under the proposed system, which would be comprised of $30,000 from their salaries, $6,000 in Earned Income Credits, and $48,000 in Basic Income.

How they'd receive $84,000 per year versus $25,000 today

A Family Earning $250,000 Per Year

Today a family earning $250,000 with a $500,000 mortgage pays about $58,000 in income and payroll taxes,  $32,000 in mortgage payments, and $14,000 in healthcare costs, leaving them with net disposable income of about $145,000.

The same family would net $280,000 (after paying for housing) under the proposed system, which would be comprised of $250,000 from their salaries, paying only $17,000 in mortgage payments, having no healthcare costs, and earning $48,000 in Basic Income.

How they'd receive $280,000 per year versus $145,000 today


How Do the Above Programs Add Up?

Click below for a summary of what our new budget would be with the above programs. We could not afford these programs today when taxing income. They are only possible with a Payments Tax.

The new national budget

 

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