Concerned about all Americans, Jay Sawyer from Chicago asks if all people should have Universal Basic Income (UBI). According to him, there are many benefits of UBI besides ensuring a minimum standard of income for everyone. For instance, it avoids the disincentive to work that can occur with means-tested benefits; and in times of crisis, a UBI can also provide a social safety net with minimum admin costs.
Talking about who would get the income, Jay Sawyer from Chicago explains that those who are legally disabled would have a choice between collecting SSDI and the $1,000, or collecting SSDI and SSI, whichever is more generous. He notes that even some people who receive more than $1,000 a month in SSI would choose to take the Freedom Dividend because it has no preconditions. He also highlights that similar to the Universal Basic Income, a negative income tax guarantees a minimum income, which phases out as earnings increase.
About Jay Sawyer
Jay Sawyer is a long-time philanthropist who is associated with several noble causes. He is an animals' rights activist, environmentalist, and an advocate for world peace too. A lover of nature and wildlife, Jay strives hard to inform and educate the masses about the causes that drive him. He is quite determined about making a long-lasting impact on the society.
As far as his personal life is concerned, Jay is a skilled tennis and pickleball player. He takes great pride in introducing himself as the biggest Chicago bear fan who attended more than 10 games in the year 1972 and every single game in the year 1985.