What I wrote was: “Instead of paying BI and then deducting Income Tax, you can just pay a slightly lower amount of BI. It’s administratively simpler.”

It looks like you may have been assuming I was referring only to ‘rich’ people getting a lower Basic income, but I never said that and that’s not what I meant, either.

Say, for example, that Basic Income, at $10,000 per year, is taxable and that Income Tax is 20%. After Income Tax, you would be left with $8,000. And my point is that the government should instead just pay everyone $8,000 tax-free. I never remotely suggested that rich people would be getting less in Basic Income than anyone else.

Do you see now where you misinterpreted what I wrote?

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