We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Pretty much everybody agrees that government charity enables dependency and dysfunction. Pretty much everybody also agrees that there are numbers of people who will not or can not attain functional independence.
Despite the perverse incentives, and many unpleasant side effects (including creating a permanent underclass and supporting fatherless families), such people require basic food and shelter provided by the productive classes. It's not 1800 anymore when everybody could find something useful to do on the farm.
The problem with a guaranteed minimum income is that, if people can not manage their life adaptively, they probably can not handle money adaptively either. Every day we see how foolish people can be with unearned money.
Children who are at risk can be adopted, placed in foster homes and perhaps we need to bring back orphanages. Certainly these are better options than not being cared for if the parents are missing or incompetent. But it has never made sense to me to pay people to have babies when they cannot take care of them. It should be obvious that if you do that it simply encourages the worst possible parents to have more children so they can get more money. A very counter productive policy...
It still seems even the bottom 20 or even 50 percent of the population (intelligence, skills, dependability, etc) needs money for food and shelter. Jobs for semi or non-skilled workers are rapidly disappearing. Jobs currently held by the middle class are also headed for the abyss. (why hire an American civil engineer at $60K per year when a Chinese engineer costs only $18K/yr). The Great War on poverty failed. I doubt we have the fortitude or will to do better in the future when toilets for trannies seems to be the most important social issue of the day.
No, it's not the 1800's where everyone could find something useful to do on the farm.
However, it is the 2000's, and remembering the real minimum wage is zero, there are plenty of useful things anyone could find to do in America, paying far better than the real minimum wage, if the government would just get out of the way.