Stockon, California Mayor Michael Tubbs issued a response to a conservative critic on Wednesday who posted a tweet about Tubb's latest plan for basic income.
26-Yr-Old Mayor of Bankrupt City Will Give Free Money to the Poor, Implement ‘Universal Basic Income’ https://t.co/m5Hzg4Jzrq pic.twitter.com/SqsMypcbo0— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) February 7, 2018
In his tweet, Chuck Woolery, a white Hollywood conservative, managed to misconstrue quite a bit of information as it pertains to Mayor Tubbs and his plan to help end poverty in his city. To this, Tubbs responded in the most professional way possible while also letting Woolery know that he doesn't have all of his facts straight. The tweet has since gone viral, attracting more than 100,000 retweets so far.
1. I’m 27
2. Please look up the word universal.
3. We haven’t been bankrupt for years and are actually the 2nd fiscally healthy city in the state.
4. It’s philanthropically funded
5. The majority of people are struggling in this economy. We have to deal with that https://t.co/yT76FXl5Ti— Michael Tubbs (@MichaelDTubbs) February 8, 2018
As previously reported by Business Insider, Stockton is expected to become the first U.S. city to launch an experiment in universal basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a set amount of money just for being alive.
Tubb's plan, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (otherwise known as SEED), will give a select number of low income families $500 a month for 18 months in an effort to change the mindset, environment and esteem of folks in an underserved community.
SEED is the first government-organized basic income experiment in the United States.
Don't come for Tubbs unless you're ready for the truth.