I have been thinking about this concept, trying to comprehend what it means? Is it anything more than an election year ploy to solidify the Democratic base? Given Sanders support it’s likely more than that, he is many things, but he is sincere in his social philosophy.
Can’t anyone who wants a job, like one listed below, get one of those jobs today … if they are qualified? Or doesn’t being qualified matter? I love these words; “the federal government would guarantee.” Where does the federal government get its money? From Americans who go out and get themselves qualified and then get a job and pay taxes.
Can we assume that with such a jobs program we will eliminate Medicaid, SNAP, and unemployment benefits?🤨
What a wonderful idea, everyone guaranteed a good paying job and benefits, no unemployment and absolutely no adverse consequences for the rest of the US economy and jobs market. No need to be productive or qualified or skilled, you’re guaranteed‼️ Hey, those Scandinavians will be flocking here for a happy life.
Under the proposal, the federal government would guarantee a well-paying job, with benefits and a high enough salary to pay for rent, transportation, and food, to every citizen who wants one. Anyone who didn’t have a job and wanted one could go into a local office for a government agency — call it the Works Progress Administration, maybe — and walk out with a regular government position paying a livable wage ($15 an hour, perhaps) and offering health, dental, and vision insurance, and retirement benefits, and child care for their kids.
Different people would do different things: teaching or working for after-school programs or providing child care or building roads and mass transit or driving buses and so on. But everyone would be guaranteed a job, including during recessions. Involuntary unemployment would be a thing of the past. No one who works would be in poverty. Vox.com