Should it be a one size fits all system run by the Federal Government?
The downside is that California isn’t Iowa and their needs are different.
Should it be a state by state decision? States could address their own needs. Should California residents demand that Iowa be the same as California?
My take, state by state.
You want low taxes and low social services? Move to Texas.
If you want more social services and are willing to bear higher taxes? Move to New York or California.
Obviously this logical piece of policy advice is not popular among high tax, high benefit blue states. It does have the virtue of being a more federalist solution to our current problems and it would invest far more significance in the policy decisions at the state level, where money cannot be printed at will to solve any perceived need.