You may have different reasons for that (see Appendix I for more), but the best strategy for moving ahead would be
There is no dignity in receiving free money, no self- respect, Americans do not want charity from rich people or from the Government. But they would accept help that could move them up a social ladder. And for the Government, giving those money with no restrictions must be seen as an investment in human capital - the most important capital any nation can have.
Second, currently, all proponents and opponents of a basic income discuss only one possible mechanism for the realization of the idea (https://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/wage-subsidy-better-way-help-poor-7778.html), which is the governmental redistribution of funds collected via taxation;
In America, for millions of people, taxes are as sacred and untouchable as cows in India. This situation will not change any soon, because the view on taxation is deeply rooted into American traditions, into “what does it mean to be American”, into psychology of general public. Accepting this as a fact, one needs to search for mechanisms outside of the taxation (preferably, based on behavioral economics, which proves that most people make economic decisions based on their “feelings” more often than based on thorough calculations; in short, psychology leads economy; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/09/nobel-prize-in-economics-richard-thaler).
Dr. Valentin Voroshilov
Education Advancement Professionals
The voices of my students
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But the most important question is "What is FAIR?"
BTW: what the government can do is to pass a law according to which 2 % of every new IPO should go to the “Federal Entitlement Fund”. Automatically. Because the only reason all those venture capitalist firms and hedge funds exist is people who live in the Country.
But innovation, vision, creativity, an ability to think outside of a box, an ability to think are also important in social designing (including education: e.g. http://www.teachology.xyz/30uS.html, or https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/03/YidanPrize.html; etc.).