Like I said, maybe you could do huge cash transfer, so the parents could buy the booze and cigs and cars and TVs,
You are falling into the welfare queen fallacy. I have been dirt poor and I would go to bed hungry at night to make sure my kids ate. 300 a month would have made a huge difference to my kids back then and most of the poor parents I have known were more like me than like the deadbeats you seem to think they are.
I feel like I've been receptive to the general concept.
Maybe but it seems like you trotted out a similar line to the the booze and cigs and cars and tv's you just accused poor parents of. I do remember you at one point being interested enough that I referred you to C.H. Douglas. (did you ever read his stuff?)
In the end this is glorified welfare, right? -JPW
Yes. However as the proposal is to give it to everyone it's not welfare in the sense most people think of welfare. Calling it welfare is a sure fire way to make sure not a single conservative will support it.
One thing it could be by stripping out all the qualifications and giving it to everyone would be a super efficient way to distribute traditional welfare. My thought has always been with a UBI to phase out all other forms of welfare and roll them all into one payment.