Obama blames the rise of the machines for high unemployment.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmNyYYob8dg&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - ‪Obama Blames High Unemployment on the ATM and Automation #atmfacts‬‏[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ytyKiFBte4&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - ‪Obama claims atms are killing jobs‬‏[/ame]


    Are you kidding? Look at all the jobs the machines create: invent, production, program with updates, maintain, market & sell, fill. Look at the money in production time they save us. All versus the 1 teller they "may" replace.
    It's just sad that our president is so eager to excuse away his own inept policies that his excuse is just as pathetic as the results of his policies.
     
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    Wow, lol.
     
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    Here's my guess...someone told him that the main reason unemployment is still so high is that we're seeing a structural shift..a mismatch of available labor skills and the demand for skills. This is true.

    Going on to specifically talk about ATMs and airline kiosks shows lack of understanding, however. While possibly a part of the problems, increased automation is not the main cause or, in my opinion, an important one.
     
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    I will not use the self checkouts at stores because they do eliminate local jobs.
    they do create jobs in Tiawan and China where the hardware is made though.
     
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    It's not even remotely related to the problem. These evil machines have been around for decades. Last time I checked they weren't recently invented to replace anyone. It's just reaching. It's a ridiculous distraction that the main steam media didn't even have the balls to call him on. I defy you to tell me the media isn't in his pocket after all the years of calling GWB stupid.
     
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    The President is not wrong. In just two years I've seen automation reduce the personnel size in my office by 30%.
     
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    the media isn't in his pocket after all the years of calling GWB stupid.
     
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    How many humans have been replaced by sutomated Telephone systems.
    Press 1 for the pharmacy, press 2 for lumber, press 3 to hear a duck quack, etc.
     
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    That is not the reason we have high unemployment. Nor is it a contributing factor.

    Now you guys can't have it both ways. Your all high on green or high tech energy. Don't you think that's gonna cost jobs as well as drive costs up because as we all know new tech always has a high price.
     
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    While there is some truth to this it just isn't relative to the current situation. Unless your wanting all those minimum wage jobs back to serve the unemployed. Who by the way need real jobs.
     

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