Commentary: ‘Covid relief’ lottery demonstrates folly of guaranteed income

Commentary: ‘Covid relief’ lottery demonstrates folly of guaranteed income

Jamie Bryan Hall, The Heritage Foundation By Jamie Bryan Hall, The Heritage Foundation, (TNS)

Should a family of four, earning $96,000 annually and living in the country illegally, be eligible to receive taxpayer-funded cash gifts totaling $36,000 over the next three years? Politicians in Los Angeles County believe so. And like so many other recent bad ideas, it’s being bankrolled in the name of federal Covid relief.

L.A. County has been accepting applications for a lottery that will divide a $36 million prize among 1,000 lucky winners, each of whom will receive $1,000 per month for 36 months. Officials boast […]

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