Guess where a lot of this tax windfall is going to go….not to pay raises, not to new jobs, not to improved worker benefits. Robbie the robot doesn’t need a coffee break or a vacation. And Robbie’s kids will go to work the day that they are born, and work 24 hours a day, except for an occasional software tweak and a few drops of oil.

All of the cash flowing through big business isn’t enough for them today. Republicans and their big donors want Robbie on the job as fast as possible to replace those benefit sucking, bottom line tugging humanoids (we used to call them American workers).

Just imagine how this globalization robot nightmare is going to affect average American workers. As it turns out they are disposable. Goodbye Trump lovers.

What’s next? “Robots are people too, my friends.” Past logic will argue that they should have the right to vote (that will all be pre-programmed of course).

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Say hello to Robbie the robot: he’s non-union too.

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Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 1 week 2 days ago
#1

Welcome robots. You have evolved because of stupid negotiation on managements part back in the 80' when business was roaring and they could not afford shutdowns, i.e... the auto, grocery checkout cashiers, and printing industry just to name a few.

Now, the push for a $15/hr. wage for flipping hamburgers has turned on you, and as predicted, business found a way around your stupid desire to fundamentally transform America and become more like Europe.

Unfortunately all too many cities fell in line and now their unfunded pension liabilities leaves most fundamentally bankrupt.

As Art Baker said all too many years ago "you asked for it"

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PhilfromOhio 1 week 1 day ago
#2

Well said Lady Di, true to hypercapitalistic form......watch out, however, lest you be replaced with a robot troll, Robbie's evil cousin. I am still concerned, though, about your much self-touted stock portfolio as the most cherished element of your brand of *patriotism.

After you take your daily money bath, you must come to confession again. (We have to stop meeting like this--visitors may think we have a love/hate seductive backstory).

Have a blessed day,

Monsignor Phil, DD

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Dianereynolds 1 week 1 day ago
#3

Worry not for me counterfeit clergyman. I retired years ago with all my needs covered for life due to prudent planning during my working years.

You should have done the same and you would not have to pilfer from the collection plate for your daily glass of wine.

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Alberto Ceras 2 1 week 1 day ago
#4

[Quote]

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/12/02/the-gop-tax-bill-reparations-fo...

The GOP Tax Bill: Reparations for the Rich

This bill is nothing short of a declaration of holy war against the poor.

By D.R. Tucker

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Yeah, it passed the Senate. A declaration of war it certainly is, or should be. Something needs to be done but it won’t be.

[Quote]

http://www.tomdispatch.com/

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, How Trump Will Betray His Base

Posted by Rajan Menon at 7:29AM, November 28, 2017.
Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch.

If you want a gauge of the state of America, the country that put billionaire Donald Trump in the White House, consider this: the three richest Americans -- Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett -- now have the wealth of the bottom half of the U.S. population, or 160 million Americans. Or consider this: the 2016 Wall Street bonus pool, as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich pointed out recently, was larger than the yearly earnings of “all 3.3 million Americans working full time at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.” And keep in mind that the Trump-Republican tax “reform” bill, if passed, will only make such figures more mind-boggling. It will assumedly send so much more money cascading upward that the copious funding of future 1% elections will be guaranteed for our “democratic” lifetimes.

[Unquote]

Ooooooh say…

rs allen 1 week 1 day ago
#5
Quote Dianereynolds:

Worry not for me counterfeit clergyman. I retired years ago with all my needs covered for life due to prudent planning during my working years.

You should have done the same and you would not have to pilfer from the collection plate for your daily glass of wine.

Yeh, I read this WHOLE piece before you edited out your admission that you are part of the criminal class. My first thought on reading was it was Hoffa speaking from the grave.

Your coin has no value next to the grape the actual producers put in the collection plate. Your coin has no value beyond the tiny sterile gated community you inhibit. That coin that is so valuable to you that you'll willing subjugate whole peoples for it, take food from baby's mouths for it, even undo whole countries for it just for your profit is a testament to your abject moral emptiness.

Go ahead put that gold coin in the collection plate, when you come back tomorrow for absolution you'll find that coin laying on the floor tarnished by foot prints.

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PhilfromOhio 1 week 19 hours ago
#6

RS,

Bravo! Slamdunk! Yes!

Coalage3 1 week 3 hours ago
#7

When Dan Rather's previous kin folk was reporting on the invention of the electric light way back when, the headline read:

Bad News for the Candle Makers

You cannot stop progress. Of course it will be painful for some just as it has always been, and will always be.

And I bet that the caretakers of the collection plate would not dare throw out the coin from the plate...now would they? Of course not.

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PhilfromOhio 6 days 23 hours ago
#8

Coalman,

"You cannot stop progress. Of course it will be painful for some just as it has always been, and will always be."

-- glad to hear you favor phasing out the use of coal and other carbon sources of energy.

Most Americans would not agree that progress is defined as electing a child molester to the US Senate. I could be wrong on that... What do you think about creepy Roy going to Washington? Or would you simply say "he denies these allegations, so no biggy."

Coalage3 6 days 23 hours ago
#9

Why are you surprised? As any good democrat will tell you, the ends justify the means. I suspect most conservative voters in AL will hold their nose and vote for Moore rather than turn the seat over to a democrat. I wouldn't vote for him and I thought he was wrong when he posted the Ten Commandments in the court house.

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gumball 6 days 23 hours ago
#10
Quote PhilfromOhio:

Coalman,

"You cannot stop progress. Of course it will be painful for some just as it has always been, and will always be."

-- glad to hear you favor phasing out the use of coal and other carbon sources of energy.

Most Americans would not agree that progress is defined as electing a child molester to the US Senate. I could be wrong on that... What do you think about creepy Roy going to Washington? Or would you simply say "he denies these allegations, so no biggy."

Really? Moore is child molester is your response? What the heck does that have to do with the subject?

Since the dawn of the industrial age there have been Luddites such as yourself who try to stop technology. It always overcomes, and history has shown it to improve the living standards of everyone.

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PhilfromOhio 6 days 6 hours ago
#11

Gumby,

Follow the bouncing ball. "Progress" is the operating word here. How can one discuss progress without discussing the future. Moore is the future of the Republican Party-your future and Coalman's future. The GOP will now be known as the Government of the Perverts (pussy grabbers and child molesters). That's where this goes. (here comes the next tired old Bill non-sequitor). When you look in your rear view mirror after this current *president scam folds up, Barack Obama and old Bill will look likes saints by comparison.

rs allen 6 days 6 hours ago
#12

Time to go to church.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAo7ky1kq-Q

(audio improves after a few minutes)

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Dianereynolds 6 days 5 hours ago
#13

A flag at half mast is a sign of distress that is usually quickly responded to with aid coming from all fronts. Feeling lonely? It looks like you will have to wait until 2024 to get anybody to pay attention to your self inflected wound.

rs allen 6 days 4 hours ago
#14
Quote Dianereynolds:

A flag at half mast is a sign of distress that is usually quickly responded to with aid coming from all fronts. Feeling lonely? It looks like you will have to wait until 2024 to get anybody to pay attention to your self inflected wound.

Is there anyone here that has any idea WTF that resident empty vase is trying to say?

gumball's picture
gumball 6 days 2 hours ago
#15
Quote PhilfromOhio:

Gumby,

Follow the bouncing ball. "Progress" is the operating word here. How can one discuss progress without discussing the future. Moore is the future of the Republican Party-your future and Coalman's future. The GOP will now be known as the Government of the Perverts (pussy grabbers and child molesters). That's where this goes. (here comes the next tired old Bill non-sequitor). When you look in your rear view mirror after this current *president scam folds up, Barack Obama and old Bill will look likes saints by comparison.

Ummm...ok. The topic at hand is how technology increases productivity and how that affects workers whose jobs will be lost as a result. Or did I misread your opening post?

Not sure how that relates to who the Senator from Alabama is.

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PhilfromOhio 5 days 20 hours ago
#16

You call his behavior productivity, I call Roy and Don's actions pervert behavior. Roy and Don will be great companions trying to bring back the coal industry (anti-technology move) and keep the oil spills going into the ocean. They could give a crap about technology. How can you if you don't believe in science or evolution. Over and out, coach.

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gumball 5 days 18 hours ago
#17
Quote PhilfromOhio:

You call his behavior productivity, I call Roy and Don's actions pervert behavior. Roy and Don will be great companions trying to bring back the coal industry (anti-technology move) and keep the oil spills going into the ocean. They could give a crap about technology. How can you if you don't believe in science or evolution. Over and out, coach.

Where is it that I called anyone's behavior productivity?

I thought we were having a discussion on how automation affects the workforce and somehow you keep derailing it to Moore for some reason.

Coalage3 5 days 5 hours ago
#18

Good luck Gumball trying to decode Phil speak.

Actually, the technological progress made in the mining and use of coal has been fairly remarkable over the last 30 years, especially since Papa Bush signed the Clean Air act.

I likewise don't know what Roy Moore has to do with this. Does Phil think old Roy is going to roll back all environmental progress and legislation from the last decades if he gets elected? If that's the case, that just nonsensical and illogical thinking.

As the saying goes, once the genie is out of the bottle, you cannot put him back in. The steam coal industry recognized a long time ago they were fighting a losing battle. They are just trying to hold on as long as possible until the inevitable shoes finally drops for good.

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gumball 5 days 2 hours ago
#19

On the issue of Coal; the largest single factor in its decline is natural gas

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=25392

Progress, in the form of fracking, has dropped the price and made it plentiful. Gas is much more cleaner than coal.

http://sites.psu.edu/mfsblog/2015/02/09/say-no-to-coal/

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