A report from Market Watch recently detailed the fact that nearly half of Americans don’t have enough cash savings to cover a $400 emergency.

San Francisco plans to rectify this problem and get people to save by . . . paying them?

Yes. San Francisco is currently recruiting around 1,000 people to join a campaign called “Saverlife”, which will give citizens $60 if that citizen saves $20 a month for six months. A participant will link their bank account to Saverlife, which monitors the account’s activity and at the end of the six months you reap your reward.

The only way for liberals to get other liberals to save their money, apparently, is putting a price tag on responsibility. Cute.

The goal is to get the “poorest households to create a modest financial cushion”, according to the CEO of EARN, a nonprofit “micro savings” group partnering with Saverlife