Senator Tom Cotton joined Campfire Colorado’s Matt Connelly while in Colorado campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea in Colorado.
Cotton responded to a question about the City of Denver’s new program to give homeless individuals $12,000 a year in universal basic income:
“I think you’re probably going to get a lot more homeless people in Denver if you start giving them blank checks they can use on drugs or alcohol or anything else, and you’re probably going to get homeless people from outside of Colorado coming here because they know how good the deal is….”
Campfire Colorado has reported extensively on the City of Denver’s plan to give $12,000 to homeless individuals using taxpayer dollars:
In an interview with the head of the project, Campfire Colorado learned that the recipients of the money will be able to use it on drugs and alcohol: