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  • DH Fabian

    A key point that I’ve yet to see addressed is that there has been no one for the poor to vote FOR. Our political system is dominated by the two parties, both of which are distinctly anti-poor. Since the 1990s, US liberals/liberal media have simply disappeared all those who are far worse off than minimum wage workers, leaving the poor with very little voice.

    • James Davis

      You make a valid point. As I say in the article, UBI would enable people to run as a candiate themselves, serving as an indirect form of government-financed election funds. Working class Americans would also have more candidates who truly represent their interest if they could excercise their right to vote, as politicians would face reprecussions for anti-poor policies .

      UBI is one of the only ways to restore poor Americans’ votinf rights

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