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More Than 233,000 Apply for 3,250 Spots
in Cook County’s Guaranteed Basic Income
Program: Preckwinkle

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Posted By: AltaD, 10/24/2022 2:13:23 PM

More than 233,000 Cook County residents applied to be part of the nation’s largest test of whether a universal basic income will reduce poverty, Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday. The 3,250 people who win the lottery to participate in the two-year program could get the first of 24 $500 monthly payments by the end of December, officials said. “The overwhelming response from our residents speaks to the need being felt in all our communities at this unique time in history,” Preckwinkle said. “Cook County is proud to be leading in the American guaranteed income movement and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jimboscott 10/24/2022 2:21:42 PM (No. 1313064)
What a load of warm used oats. The excessive applications have nothing to do with NEED and everything to do with EVERYONE wants free money. Liberals are freaking morons.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: singermom9 10/24/2022 2:26:12 PM (No. 1313069)
Wanna bet the illegals get the money over the homeless and vets?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY 10/24/2022 2:27:05 PM (No. 1313071)
Just another giant step forward to this country going socialist. It's full of gimmedats! No one wants to work any more. What will they do when there are none left to pull the carts?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: itsonlyme 10/24/2022 2:35:56 PM (No. 1313076)
That's right, winning the "mini-lottery". 24 X $500 =$12,000. $12,000 X 3,250 = $39,000,000. With the stroke of a pen, raise it up 300% of poverty level. Include more people and the redistribution of "wealth" has begun. Make sure you pay your taxes!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: govlawyer 10/24/2022 2:39:35 PM (No. 1313078)
What a novel concept...a lottery to decide who gets free money and my guess it's not means tested.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: downnout 10/24/2022 2:47:57 PM (No. 1313080)
After reading the restrictions on qualifying I think that number of 233,000 will drop. A lot. (Of course that’s assuming the government will actually verify the info on the applications).
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley 10/24/2022 2:50:23 PM (No. 1313081)
One lottery ticket with each signed Dim ballot.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jerseyden 10/24/2022 2:56:17 PM (No. 1313085)
233k sign up for free money”mine and yours “, but don’t sign up for all the available jobs in the area. Maybe gov should notify them no more welfare till they start looking for work.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56 10/24/2022 3:01:02 PM (No. 1313087)
What a load of suckers? Everybody KNOWS that the 3,250 spots have been already reserved by people well-connected to the political machine in Chicago. Well actually 3,249. They'll give one of them to some poor slob so it looks "fair."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/24/2022 3:01:20 PM (No. 1313088)
Where do I sign up? I would be happy with a $500/mo tax break. But I am one of the hosts that the parasites live off.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Birddog 10/24/2022 3:03:53 PM (No. 1313090)
gee I remember a verrry successful Chicago program verrrry similar to this, except that it also created a LOT of jobs, tax free led to many many Mob/Mafia arrests and convictions.It was called the "Numbers". Much of what Dems are doing across the country are old Mafia rackets, they oversee all formerly illegal booze/gambling/dope as the new Kingpins...Lotto is just the numbers racket, "Mandatory Healthcare" is just the protection is most Licensing regarding small businesses..
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Historybuff 10/24/2022 3:05:39 PM (No. 1313091)
Man! I gotta open up a tattoo shop and a braids and extension shop!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 10/24/2022 3:18:02 PM (No. 1313094)
Guaranteed basic dope supply.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Skinnydip 10/24/2022 3:32:28 PM (No. 1313101)
To perhaps overstate the obvious, this is not going to end well.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: red1066 10/24/2022 3:32:28 PM (No. 1313102)
We've already spent something like 22 trillion dollars starting back when Johnson was president to reduce poverty, and we now have more poverty than ever. Blame the politicians and corporate executives for selling this country out.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: cartcart 10/24/2022 3:43:57 PM (No. 1313112)
That’s a lot of people wanting free money. Money is free, right?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Vaquero45 10/24/2022 3:56:24 PM (No. 1313120)
Man, the Amish sure lined up fast for that free money...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: GoodDeal 10/24/2022 4:10:05 PM (No. 1313131)
Of course, black democrats will get priority. Dat muhnie will buy lots of lottery tickets, alcohol, pot, cigs and hookers. A dream come true.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Luandir 10/24/2022 4:54:14 PM (No. 1313154)
SPOILER ALERT: It won't reduce poverty.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/24/2022 4:58:11 PM (No. 1313159)
Government entitlement destroys human value. It destroys the spirit of earning a living and the will to do better in life. This universal income thing is a scam to legally buy votes and to keep their constituents POOR.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 10/24/2022 7:04:56 PM (No. 1313223)
An extremely bad, destructive, damaging concept.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: hershey 10/24/2022 9:49:57 PM (No. 1313324)
Universal basic income...hah, call it what it is....communism and vote buying.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/24/2022 10:13:24 PM (No. 1313343)
The people who get the free money will need to keep their mouths shut. Otherwise they will have 230,000 Chicago citizens hovering by their door expecting a cut of the bounty.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JimBob 10/25/2022 1:00:26 AM (No. 1313412)
1) So..... where is the CASH coming from? Some Zillionaire with more Dollars than Cents? ..... or the poor working slobs who pay for everything the Government has or gives away to their favored groups? 2) Is it any wonder that the finances of the state of Illinois, or Chit-Congo in particular, are a shambles? The people running those governments should be ashamed of what they have done TO the Citizens of their City and State. But...... they're Leftists. They have NO SHAME. By the way, I posted this on the WTTW comments section and got CENSORED. Apparently they don't like the Truth over there. (I toned it down some and tried a second time..... let's see if it gets censored again.)
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Reply 25 - Posted by: mifla 10/25/2022 3:36:46 AM (No. 1313452)
Two year study? Let me save you some time. In two years, all the money will have been spent and nothing will have changed. You are welcome.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/25/2022 8:49:29 AM (No. 1313592)
Buying Votes seems to NEVER go out of style for Communists! Guess what Useful Idiots, your time will come and it won't be pretty!
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