Bobby is running for State Representative as a Democrat to implement guaranteed income.
The form of guaranteed income which Bobby supports is a set of guaranteed payments of $1,000/month or $12,000/year to all U.S. Citizens who are residents of the State of Illinois over the age of 18.
Yes, that means you and everyone you know would get $1,000/ month from the Government, no questions asked.
The first step in this historic plan is a pilot program. Bobby advocates for a pilot program in Illinois designed to protect homeless veterans and homeless seniors as well as those at risk of becoming homeless.
Asked about the concerns that the money will be misspent or wasted, Bobby cities several studies and mainstream candidates who have advocated for Universal Basic Income (UBI). Andrew Yang’s platform for President states :
“Experiments with unconditional cash benefits around the world have proven to be one of the most successful ways of reducing poverty. The fear that cash recipients would waste their money on drugs or alcohol, stop working, or have more kids have been disproven by the World Bank. Many of these behaviors were actually reduced."
There is so much work to be done in the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, as well as the United States overall. Join our movement.
Team Bobby participates in the Chicago Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade 2020
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