@scottsantens: Another personal story making clear why the US needs both universal healthcare and unconditional basic income. Anything can happen anytime to any of us. We need to make sure that medical care costs don’t destroy our ability to afford our most basic needs.

Scott Santens (@asaguarocactus) / Twitter

@scottsantens: The power to refuse to work until your conditions are met is called bargaining power. The unemployment insurance boost is providing that power temporarily. Unconditional basic income would provide that power permanently, and unlike UI, would be kept in addition to wages vs. lost.

Scott Santens (@asaguarocactus) / Twitter

@scottsantens: I’m having a heck of a time getting Google translate to work on news coming out of Chile about emergency basic income there. Can someone please let me know the details of what’s going on? I see talk of an amount that’s 100% of the poverty line to 100% of registered households…

Jim Sciutto (@busybid) / Twitter

@scottsantens: Watching this is a brutal experience. It’s an exercise in empathy. Take the two hours to understand how Covid has impacted humans all over the world.I also just can’t understand watching something like this and still thinking, “Nah, screw the vaccine.”

Scott Santens (@busybid) / Twitter

@scottsantens: Looks like Glenn Beck is starting to see #UBI as the only option, although I don’t think he understands that UBI is a floor, or that people can make their own jobs with UBI, or that when people spend UBI, it creates more jobs, or that employers can raise wages to attract workers.

Scott Santens (@busybid) / Twitter

@scottsantens: Just signed this petition to Congress to make the monthly checks from the child tax credit permanent. Will you join me in signing and sharing this petition?Cutting child poverty in half will save us over $500 billion a year.It’s a good and moral deal.

ZELDA (@busybid) / Twitter

@scottsantens: The chair of the Fed is talking about including the homeless in policymaking. Ask them what would be most helpful to them and don’t act surprised when they say “money.”Let’s get the Fed the ability to get money directly to everyone each and every month.

The Lincoln Project (@busybid) / Twitter