Poverty costs Albertans between $7.1 and $9.5 billion per year.
The economy improves when more people have spending power.
60% of Albertans support a basic income.
A basic income could offer a way out of domestic violence.
A basic income gives people freedom to choose how they want to improve their lives.
We need basic income.
A basic income is a monthly, upfront cash payment delivered unconditionally to all individuals to cover the essential costs of living. It is then taxable based on total income.
Our economy is fragile. With Covid-19, global oil price instability, and other factors beyond our control, Albertans are experiencing a flood of economic issues. Our options are limited by our economic reality, and they continue to shrink.
A basic income is like a financial life jacket — it would provide just enough to keep our heads above water. And the positive effects would ripple out into the entire economy.
This article was originally published by Vibrant Communities Calgary in June 2022 – visit Is Basic Income within Reach to read the…Read More
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