by Tyler Olson
In an attempt to help ease the burden of the coronavirus pandemic on Americans, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., released a plan last week for what is essentially a temporary universal basic income (UBI) that would be distributed to all individuals in the United States, including illegal immigrants, and be funded by the printing of two $1 trillion coins.
“Hey @realdonaldTrump, let’s provide relief from this crisis for people by giving pre-loaded debit cards to every person in America,” Tlaib tweeted over the weekend. “No additional debt — we’ll just mint two coins.”
The plan, outlined on Tlaib’s website, would send a debit card with $2,000 pre-loaded on it to every person in the U.S. and reload it with $1,000 every month “until one year after the end of the Coronavirus crisis.”