In any case, what’s the alternative besides even more of the Party of NO?
Chuckles. Bought off on that one, have you? :-)
There are several things we can do before we surrender and put everyone on welfare. One thing would be to address systemic misallocations we have in the workforce due to the way we operate secondary schools. When you educate everyone on a college track, those who are unsuited for college graduate from high school with no marketable skills. You can address that with more trade education in high school. We have shortage of things like diesel mechanics and certain jobs in allied health; why not train kids for those jobs right in high school, instead of expecting them to go to community college where they have to pay?
Another thing? Phased approaches to the deployment of automation. Give the economy (and retraining) time to catch up. It’s in the best interests of the corporation to automate as quickly as technology permits; it’s not necessary in the best interest of society.
Gotta think outside the box, a bit. It’s always easy to throw welfare at the problem; but people of good character don’t want it. What’s going on in our hollowed out former manufacturing towns (high levels of drug abuse and alcoholism) should show you that things havn’t changed that much since the USSR fell.