US News Nineteen presidents of PS departments demand a universal "basic income"

19:40  12 april  2020
19:40  12 april  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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Presidents of PS departments wish, thanks to a basic income, to "absorb the social shock" linked to the world economic crisis.

L'allocation serait sans contrepartie, accessible à partir de 18 ans. (Illustration) © afp.com/Kostis Ntantamis The allowance would be free of charge, accessible from 18 years of age. (Illustration)

They say it is a "pragmatic" tool. Nineteen PS presidents of departments demand, this Sunday, the establishment of an universal basic income to fight against poverty, in the context of the epidemic of coronavirus .

"While the health crisis of Covid-19 evolves every day a little more in a global economic crisis , pushing our solidarity systems to their limits, basic income appears (...) as a solution for cushion the social shock that risks to tip many of our fellow citizens into precariousness, "they write in a column published by the Journal du Dimanche.

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Without compensation

The allocation they recommend would be "without compensation but with reinforced, automatic support to solve the problem of non-use of rights, open from 18 years to fight against the precariousness of the youngest, declining according to income from employment and an amount equal to the poverty line. "

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"As the president of the Republic rightly said on March 12th", they underline again, "rupture decisions are today "This solidarity solution will change the repository of human solidarity to restore French confidence in a system created to provide them with both security of existence and the tools of their autonomy."

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The nineteen signatories of the tribune are Sophie Borderie (Lot-et-Garonne), Denis Bouad (Gard), Jean-Luc Chenut (Ille-et-Vilaine), Xavier Fortinon (Landes), Jean-Luc Gleyze (Gironde ), Philippe Grosvalet (Loire-Atlantique), Mathieu Klein (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Alain Lassus (Nièvre), Philippe Martin (Gers), René Massette (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), Georges Méric (Haute-Garonne ), Kléber Mesquida (Hérault), Henri Nayrou (Ariège), Germinal Peiro (Dordogne), Serge Rigal (Lot), Nathalie Sarrabezolles (Finistère), Stéphane Troussel (Seine-Saint-Denis), Laurent Ughetto (Ardèche) and André Viola (Aude).

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