I argue that this could be paid with corporate tax and income tax on those earning additional wages.
There would need be changes made in how corporations are treated when using tax avoidance.
Well, we know from the tax cuts in the 60s that 1. tax cuts really DO spark economics, and 2. tax loop-holes are actually a product of a high corporate tax rate, so reducing the corporate tax rate allows you to close those loop-holes as well and thus actually bring in more in taxes since closing those loop-holes even with a lower tax rate actually RAISES the taxes on those big mega corporations while easing the burdens on little start-ups.
So, indeed, I do think a corporate tax rate can easily cover a UBI. I also think maybe there should be a higher tax rate on corporations that use a lot of automation, and 100% of that automation tax could be used to cover part of the UBI (Or maybe even all of it if this section of the tax code proves to be surprisingly lucrative.)
This is a discussion that is actually in the works right now. It has been proposed by people on the right several times in the past as a solution to the social safety net problem, and opposed by those on the left specifically because they get spooked by the idea of using the UBI to roll back the social safety net. (I really don't get it on that one, the UBI sounds like a right fine replacement of the social safety net to me.) At any rate, the advent of automation has renewed that conversation, and as automation becomes more prevalent I think we will see more and more movement on capital hill on this subject.
(Also, my job in nursing is at zero threat for being replaced with automation. My job will be dead last for automation. If a robot puts me out of a job, we have already hit that post-scarcity utopia where no-one has to work.)
If everyone's job is being replaced by robots or they are quitting their terrible jobs because they get paid more for doing nothing, how are they getting the tax money to pay for a basic income?
Corporate tax rate means you are taxing companies, not workers. In other words, you are taxing the companies that are using the robots, thus you still take in tax revenue.
Had to change my avi because I am getting into some game making. The old profile was a little political, so I don't want the two controversial subjects of a politically charged avitar mixing with the equally controversial subject of a loli game.
As for the game, you can follow the game here. https://allthefallen...updated-170331/
Also, Elerneron finally gave me a good reason to make a patreon page. You can find that here. https://www.patreon.com/Jemini2