If you see who’s talked about universal basic income in American history, they're leaders on both sides of the table in the predominantly 2-party system that we have. Universal basic income has been an issue championed by people on both sides.
For the conservatives, providing universal basic income means less red tape, less bureaucracy, less government involvement, as the $1,000/month would be given unconditionally and consistently.
For the liberals, providing universal basic income means leveling the playing field, providing equal access, opportunity and help to all people.
So, if providing $1,000/month to U.S. citizens involves a program and policies that aren’t solely Democratic, or solely Republican, shouldn’t we take advantage of this and address the poverty that our American people are in and pull them out? YES.
Is providing Universal Basic Income, a form of Communism or Socialism? Communism, by definition, is a revolutionary movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order built upon shared ownership of production. With Socialism, the core principle is the nationalization of the means of production – i.e. the government seizes Amazon and Google. Providing $1,000/month to our U.S. citizens is none of those things and actually fits so seamlessly into capitalism, it is projected to grow the economy http://rooseveltinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Modeling-the-Macroeconomic-Effects-of-a-Universal-Basic-Income.pdf $2.5 trillion in eight years.
Really, providing $1,000/month UBI is necessary for the continuation of capitalism through the automation wave and displacement of workers as well. Markets need consumers to sell things to. Providing such universal basic income is capitalism with a floor that people cannot fall beneath.