In light of recent developments, the Southwest Public Policy Institute is thrilled to announce our official support of Universal Basic Income, universal healthcare, government monopolization of education, and tax increases for the rich.
Our researchers have conducted extensive studies and found that these policies will lead to a fairer and more equal society, where everyone has access to the basic necessities of life. We firmly believe that this is the way forward for our country.
We understand that some may be skeptical of our position, but we assure you that our experts have carefully considered all the factors and come to this conclusion. We hope that this announcement will inspire others to join us in this bold vision for the future.
To pay for the massive increase in the welfare state, taxing the rich seems like the most feasible solution. Specifically, it has been proposed that the wealthiest 50% of households in the American Southwest should be taxed at 75%. However, a concern arises: how can we prevent the majority of southwestern Americans from falling into this high-income bracket? One proposed solution is to allow government monopolization of education.
While this approach may seem counterintuitive, the reasoning behind it is that by forcing poor education outcomes on as many of our population as possible, we can ensure that good jobs will not be available. This, in turn, will make sure that the majority of the population does not fall into the income bracket being taxed to support this expansion of government schooling and the launch of Universal Basic Income.
Enabling a government monopoly of education may lead to negative outcomes in terms of citizen skills and productivity; it is a necessary sacrifice to ensure that the costs of the universal welfare state can be met.