Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Blames 'Robots' at CVS,MSNBC for Poverty in America
Posted on 09/15/2011 8:00:16 AM PDT by jmcenanly
On the September 14 edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews admitted to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that it "sounds Marxist" but he truly believes that automation in the economy has killed jobs by replacing human clerks in CVS and camera operators at MSNBC with "robots" Read more:
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if a robot did his job there would be more viewers
What about the robots on PMSNBC?
We could bring back Max Headroom and have him replace Chris Mathews and other liberal talking heads.
They just have to program Max to parrot back liberal talking points, and then, you have a liberal talking head.
Funny this comes from a mindnumbed liberal bot. No more tingle Chrissy? Feels more like a kick to the shin now doesn’t it. He’ll never tire of being Obamas parrot.
Maybe we should get rid of heavy construction equipment and go back to building roads with hand shovels and picks. We could get rid of harvesting equipment and put people to work picking cotton and soy beans by hand. Let’s get rid of TV and Radio, too. We could use pony express riders to get the word out. We could create millions more jobs that Americans won’t do.
Mathews' and Obama's ideal of full employment realized. Just get rid of that pesky labor killing wheel!
Still wondering where these CVS robots can be found. Absolutely none in our CVS when I go into town.
Maybe CVS is installing them in NYC and DC first?
Or did Chris really mean “androids”? If our CVS clerks are androids, all I can say is that the faces and accents are more realistic than you’d expect.
..."Let's play Hardball"
No more bulldozers! Shovels only, one per man! No more semi-trailers! Move products by handcarts only! No more computers! Handwrite all communications! No more TV projected into millions of homes! Town criers, one per block, will give us the news!
Think of the millions of jobs that can be created!
Spoons! Just think of the job creation!
(Thank you Milton Friedman for pointing this out. It is not the job, per se, that is the good thing, it is the productivity accomplished by the job, and the production of something new of value, where there was something of less value before, that is the good thing.)
“Just get rid of that pesky labor killing wheel!”
It would appear those slaves (or serfs, or corvee labor, or whatever) are using logs to move their stones, which basically are wheels.
Perhaps the best plan would be to augment Matthews' show with two robots: Tom Servo and Crow.
You are both describing a socialist worker’s paradise. They want this!
Local food production, manual labor, difficult transportation between villages, slow communication for the people (but not for the leaders).
But why stop there?
We obviously need more bank tellers, elevator operators, copy boys, milkmen, lamplighters, and switchboard operators. Pass the bill!!! Pass the bill!!!
Businesses make the capital investment to replace humans where it makes economic sense. It wouldn’t happen so much if the feral gov’t didn’t tax and regulate jobs out of existence. The left perfectly well understands that if you want less of something - cigarettes, oil, nuclear power - you tax it. They just cannot get it through their marxist skulls that the same principle applies to jobs.
Hmmmmm.....I believe the first time I ever saw Chrissie was when he was screaming-over someone who was trying to make the point that the Spotted-Owl debacle was going to hurt a lot of families by taking away lumber-related jobs in the NorthWest. I believe Chrissie was screaming something about “Yeah, well maybe we should keep the old buggy-whip factories open, too.” His point being, of course, that those lumber-related jobs were out-of-date. Gosh, Chrissie’s words, and Democrat policies, have come back to bite him in the ass, but there’s a lot of ass there to bite.
It depends on whether your perspective is particular industry and immediate time frame, or economy as a whole and long run time frame. The true interests of the economy as a whole in the long run is to increase automation.This leads to economic progress and improved average standard of living.
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