The idea of a basic wage in the United States is gaining steam as the Trump administration contemplates ways to eliminate or substantially reduce the number of people working.
A report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that in 2018, the number working would have risen by a whopping 11 million people, or about 4.4 percent of the population.
The number of Americans earning $10,000 or less a year has also been rising steadily, while the number earning $15,000 and above has been falling.
President Trump has long been a proponent of a universal basic income.
He has proposed a $10 per hour minimum wage, a $15 per hour income tax credit, and a tax credit of up to $3,000 for families making $75,000 a year.
The Trump administration has indicated that it will work with Congress to enact a minimum wage increase, a tax incentive for employers to increase pay and more generous benefits to workers.
But while the White House has said it is committed to a basic pay increase, the White, House and Congressional Democrats have yet to announce their proposals for a tax-reform plan.
Democrats have proposed a cap on the amount of income tax a worker can receive in their own state, while Republicans have proposed eliminating the cap altogether.
If there is a way to raise a $1,000 minimum wage in every state, it would raise the total number of workers to 2.8 million people.
That would translate to a minimum pay increase of $10.60 a week or $1.05 per hour, depending on the state.
But for every $1 in additional income earned, the total increase in workers would drop by $1 or less, according to the study.
If you want to work for the minimum wage you would need to earn $10 million or more a year to reach that threshold.
And a $5.15 minimum wage would require about $2.4 million in annual income for every person making $50,000.
That means that a person earning $100,000 could be paying the full $2,200 a week for the job.
To be sure, there are several other ways that workers could earn a living, such as by selling goods or services, earning income through pensions or by working in businesses that are not classified as “full-time.”
But there is no guarantee that all jobs could be paid at the minimum wages.
For example, if an employer requires all workers to work full-time, a worker who earns $80,000 per year could earn $300 a week.
In that case, the minimum weekly pay would be $1 per hour.