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There is plenty of work to be done with or without robots. Our roads are terrible. Our infrastructure is crumbling in much of the country. People cannot afford all the things they want and would buy more if the cost were reduced. The answer is not for the Government to grab more of the nation's wealth. It is to put people whose jobs are eliminated to work doing other things that are not currently being done. In fact, we are bringing in immigrants to do work for which companies allegedly cannot find Americans to do. If jobs are being eliminated, we can simply reduce the number of immigrants and put Americans to work doing the jobs that might otherwise be filled by immigrants....[ ].....
Well, it seems that this generation is oblivious to FDR's "New Deal", and "a chicken in every pot" politics. It did work, and whether or not anybody gets it, Trumps concepts are a retread of the "New Deal", or a reasonable facsimile thereof.
The trouble is, we've taken Social Security 's socialist ideals and prostituted than to the point where all you have to do is have an illegitimate child, to have it be able to collect SS from birth. The system was never designed to be able to sustain such burdens.
But it does breed the Democrats future voters. And don't forget, FDR wasn't dealing with the level of government deficit that the USA is now.