Job loss for U.S. citizens is NOT actually due to Automation. Job loss is NOT due to Immigration either. But the conglomerate businesses and tycoons want to plant that idea of automation-vs-immigrants in your head as does the elitists and intellectuals. They have set the strawman, the either this, or that scenario for taking either door #1 or door #2 with no other choices. You have been duped to think the factory/manufacturing jobs are gone for U.S. citizens due to either automation or immigration (AUTOMATION V. IMMIGRATION).
Maybe the problem is not mainly automation or immigration, but that the hyper surge over the years of Wage & Hour regulations and rules have nearly snuffed out the manufacturers and factories in the USA. How about we grow private sector jobs and restore the American spirit / know-how?
Jobs For All Skill Levels in the USA should be the top priority. That means –
1) Jobs for All Education Levels
2) Jobs for All Capabilities (Including people with challenging disabling limitations)
3) Jobs for All Capacities
4) Jobs of No-Tech
5) Jobs of Low-Tech
6) Jobs of No-Collar
7) Jobs of Blue Collar
The premise is that automation has and will continue to displace jobs for an increasing number of people in the USA in a variety of employment sectors. But is that really the problem?
Are the people who are not inclined to sit in classrooms after high school graduation doomed to be unemployed and dependent?
Manufacturing is about people that want to see the product of a hard day of work.
We need to relax the Wage & Hour rules and other regulations.
Too many people have turned their backs on the average workers, the average Joe. Jobs for All skills and education levels are #1 priority.
Yes, there was a time in America when straight out of High School there were many people who could successfully seek and get a life-long job from which to raise a family and buy a house that could be paid off in due time. Well, what happened? Law suits and regulations stopped a lot of the manpower because no longer could a kid start in a warehouse learning to operate a forklift, there are work restrictions on apprenticeships that prevent physical activity that in the past would lead to life-long careers. On-the-Job Training (OJT) was practically banned for youth in many labor intensive jobs.
Hyper regulation and wage rules have all but stopped the paid Apprenticeships and OJT physical type jobs. The answer is to at least temporarily suspend the job killing regulations and wage rules. Also if JOBS are the #1 priority we should relax payroll taxes too.