Under his program, $500 a month would be delivered to 1,000 Chicago families — no strings attached.
Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forming a task force that will analyze whether the city should establish a so-called “universal basic income” program, as they Mayor seeks to salvage his legacy – currently associated with Chicago’s horrendous murder rate and broken pension system. Emanuel announced he would not be seeking a third term in next February’s elections.
The task force set up by Emanuel will consist of a panel that will decide whether the welfare initiative could work, as the city wrestles with a $71 billion debt load, nearly $40 billion of which is pension debt.
A Universal Basic Income scheme was first floated in July by Chicago Alderman Ameye Pawar – who is running for Governor of Illinois this November. Pawar’s called on Emanuel tro launch a pilot program which would pay 1,000 families $500 each month.
Pawar recently introduced a pilot for a UBI program in Chicago…
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