Haven't we been trying that since the early 1980's?
No, we haven't...
Liberalism 101 Lesson 115:
SUPPLY-SIDE ECONOMICS, for Liberal/Marxist/Progressives, overcoming this evil is the key to making Amerika whole and good again! Heaven forefend that under educated, hayseed, hick, rustic, yokel bumpkin’s be allowed any more than a stipend to get by with since their share of the shared sacrifice has been determined to be equal to whatever excess they have jingling in their pockets.
We know they would only spend that excess on guns, cigarettes and over-sized soft drinks and it is our mission to tax and regulate the peasant rubes in order to keep them from harm. Statist/Socialist/Progressives must insure the creation of a COMMAND ECONOMY so that the purchasing power and purchasing choices of the simpleton masses can be limited to what we deem should be allowed.