Basic Stupidity

Several of you sent me this lovely little bit of governmental stupidity:

More than 140 people experiencing homelessness in Denver will each be provided up to $1,000 in cash a month for up to one year as part of a basic income program designed to help “lift individuals out of homelessness,” the city announced last week.

The $2 million contract with the Denver Basic Income Project was approved by the City Council and will provide direct cash assistance to more than 140 women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and families in shelters.

Civic altruism and wokism, all subsidized by taxpayer dollars.  And I hate to break it to these Colorado morons, but “up to” a grand is going to lift precisely nobody out of poverty.  It will, however, encourage more people in similar circumstances to come to Denver…

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of socialists.


  1. Providing homeless people in Denver $12k a year.. where housing is expensive, but liquor and weed are legal.

    1. With $12,000 of today’s money per year, the homeless in Colorado can live in a tent in a homeless encampment in the summer, and in a homeless shelter provided also by taxpayer dollars in the winter. It will also enable them to be fat, drunk, and high throughout the year, because requiring them to actually pay for their accommodations would be “unfair” and taking money from those who can’t afford to pay for their shelter.

  2. We went to Denver for a couple days this summer, and the number of drug addled and aggressive panhandlers was shocking. I haven’t seen anything like it since being in NYC just before Rudy was elected mayor. The restaurants weren’t bad but I really don’t understand why attractive young women, like our waitress, have graffiti tattooed all over their bodies.

  3. We lived in Denver for 10 years in the 70’s and early 80’s. It was a great place to live then. We went back 2 years ago looking to retire. We knew it was bigger, but we were stunned that it’s 200% bigger and has all the same big city problems we wanted to escape from. Even though we could easily move to place in the foothills like evergreen, the traffic has gotten so bad we decided we need to look elsewhere.

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