I had a different idea. Instead of paying people not to work, let's give everybody (in the US) a refundable tax credit for every hour they work. Start with $.50 as a trial, and raise it to $1 later if it works out. In other words, incentivize people to work.
I only favor this idea because I see some people having great difficulty on low wages. Raising the minimum wage will cost jobs and hurt competitiveness.