The thing that should scare everyone on all of this and is the reality that is coming down the line.
With all the "increase" minimum wage people out there. You know $20-30 minimum wage proposals and states that have alread implemented them..... Look at what Mc Donalds and other companies like that are going to..... Self check outs, self orders, etc. I have seen it already. My local grocery store in a small town added 2 self check outs. He was having a hard time finding help. So he did this. I have seen it in Mc Donalds stores.
If people dont think this is going to happen more and more. Look at your big stores like Walmart, Target, etc. They have 12 check out spots... but only 4 are open or have someone at them. Then the self check out areas have 8 spots to check out. If they "manned" those 8 empty spots with employees... and are paying $20 an hour... just for an 8 hour day... that is $1280 a day they need in PAY. Not even going to talk about possible benefits, sick leave, child care, etc. that many are pushing for "businesses" to pay. Take $1280 x 365.....$465,920 A YEAR in savings. Now do you think 8 self check out scanners cost that.... i will provide a link. But it states that 4 lane self check out machine costs.... $125,000.... so for a high estimate $300,000... you can have your 8 check out lanes. That one store just saved $165,000 a year... ONE STORE. Plus they dont have to worry about people not showing up.... human error or employee theft, etc. Now some will say that it is easier to "steal"... well it could be but I read that Walmart... every time you scan it takes your picture of you and the item. Not 100% fool proof... but still the savings. Also with how the younger generations and what not know how to use technology and dont get "confused" as easy. This is the way everything is going.
Just like plainsman stated... taxing the "rich" will hurt jobs and people working. They will move towards Artificial Intelligence to replace workers. But yeah... TAX, TAX, TAX... it is all some think is the only solution. How about cut your SPENDING!!!
Pros and Cons of Implementing Self Checkouts (cardfellow.com)
If you don't think it is coming to our area... look out. MN is trying to pass some radical stuff with workers, businesses, taxes, emission, etc... MN will be the next CA the way they are trying to pass things. I am glad ND is suing them over the carbon emissions crap.