I like basic income, but I have a real problem with arguments like this. I mean, I get that technically you could eliminate all our other social welfare programs and institute a UBI; however, people always having a livable wage (i.e. enough that the average person could live on) is a totally different issue from, say, the seriously ill (which is to say, not your average people) being able to afford medical care. So for me using the UBI to rationalize eliminating all other forms of social welfare is dangerous and kind of irrational. Thoughts?