It's that time of year again. Sun is starting to shine, temperatures are rising, and progressives are once again itching for bold change. Just as the DNC was getting ready to announce its support for a substantial minimum wage increase, the hard left once again left us in the dust with talk of a Universal Basic Income.
Ladies and gentlemen, there is nothing I would love more than to send a check to every U.S citizen every month for simply being in America. But, at some point, we do need to look at whose taxes we would be raising to get such a proposal to work. I stand firm on my opposition on raising taxes for the middle class, IE the people who spend all the money, who make our economic system boom. When they are doing well, we are all doing well. And I will not support UBI, if it is on the backs of working class Americans.
We also need to be working towards a balanced budget, and I cannot support a measure that has no basis in economic reality, no matter how nice it sounds on paper.
I would encourage Gonzalez and like minded representatives to meet with me personally so we can work on a minimum wage package that all wings of the Democratic Party can agree on. If you want to help out the poor and downtrodden, you have to come ready to work and get results.