Comment: This idea has been proposed

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This idea has been proposed

Imagine all the bureaucracy that would be eliminated! Giving 10k a year to 300 Million people would be $3 Trillion. The real deficit each year is something like $11 trillion (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-08/blink-u-s-debt-just...), most of which is accrued in the form of unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare so it might actually be a lot cheaper to simply give everyone a basic income if you crunch the numbers. http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/11850-is-it-time-we-ad...