End of Vote: 31/12/2012
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Classic gainful employment as a meaningful and socially integrative element is increasingly losing its significance. Good work that offers security and the opportunity for personal development is becoming a rarity and is being replaced by insecure work that is also frequently insufficient to provide a living. For the individual this may mean poverty, social exclusion and lack of prospects. Society is threatened with a rupture caused by the loss of social cohesion. The concept of the “unconditional basic income” addresses the realignment of work and social security. It guarantees each citizen a legal right to an unconditional and humane existence secured by the community.
An "unconditional basic income" introduced across Europe is an effective means of combating poverty and wage competition within Europe. It involves all people to a greater extent in the jointly generated profits. A basic income would be a strong indicator of a Europe of the people.
The introduction of an "unconditional basic income" places an excessive burden on the already heavily indebted European economies. It undermines the motivation of people and leads to social security tourism, as the amount of the basic income would be oriented towards the income level of the respective member states.