The automation created to replace low skill workers in turn creates a higher paying, higher skilled job for someone to maintain and repair the automation equipment. That job will not go to a minimum wage flunkey.
True that. And unfortunately, it's not a 1:1 ratio -- one tech might maintain dozens if not hundreds of machines.
More low-skill workers trying to enter the workforce will have no minimum wage job experience on his or her resume to prove to other employers that he can show up at work on time and follow instructions.
"Obamanomics -- expanding the permanent underclass!"