Nor to me. In that case: "Them that's got shall get Them that's not shall lose So the Bible said and it still is news.." (Billie Holiday, 1941) You give to those who ain't got. (Johann, 2023) Old age pensions in Canada used to be universal at 65. Now, there's an income factor. A pensioner gets the full amount up to a certain income threshold. If they make more than about 81,000, a clawback starts. It's progressive up to 133,000, at which point the pension disappears entirely. Similarly, a low-income pensioner here gets a "guaranteed income supplement" from the Feds, in addition to the pension.That's on a sliding scale too. As income increases beyond a certain point, the supplement decreases -and finally disappears. I'd figure it only makes sense to have decrease and cutoff points for a guaranteed annual income. Pretty low ones. This should not be an additional bonanza for people in comfortable circumstances (or who should be, based on their income). It's for those who don't have much - or nearly nothing. Not a luxury - but enough to keep the wolf from the door. And to make sure there IS a door, with their dwelling-place attached.