Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Attack of The Machines: Obama blames ATMs for high unemployment

Fox Nation: President Obama explained to NBC News that the reason companies aren't hiring is not because of his policies, it's because the economy is so automated. ... "There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don't go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you're using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate."
First of all, ATMs replaced tellers like 20 years ago, so it is complete BS to say it is a factor of today's high unemployment. Second of all, isn't this the same guy who is saying we need to invest (i.e. waste more borrowed money) on new technology in order to "Win The Future" (WTF)? Did he think about what will happen to all those gas station attendants if his electric car wet dream comes true? Let me guess, he will just have a nice laugh about how Green Jobs weren't so green after all.

Get the hook, this clown is done.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Fox Nation


madmath1 said...

My God, is there nothing this juvenile a-hole WON'T blame? Other than himself, that is?

FIREBIRD said...

As I said on another post about this.... yeah - and keeping my tires inflated is going to bring down the price of gasoline.... and all this time I thought BIDEN was the village idiot!

Kartman said...

The media has told us many times that Obama is a genius but if he really beieves that unemployment is caused by ATM's etc., he is nuts.

Tyrone said...

THIS is the smartest president in the history of the country? Really? And Bush was so stupid his daddy bought him a Yale degree?

Love the point you made about his electric car wet dream costing gas station attendants' jobs! One wonders if he actually thinks about the stuff that comes out of his mouth.

Gary said...

I heard this on Limbaugh and I thought Rush was an idiot when he attacked Obama on it.

To me Obama was simply trying to make a point about the direction of the modern economy. Conservatives using this to attack Obama make themselves look stupid.

Many, many firms have shed workers and found ways to do more with less using technology. Even when the economy gets better I don't believe these jobs will ever be coming back.

Because of technology entire industries have VANISHED never to return like video store rentals and record stores.

Cut Obama some slack on this one.

Anonymous said...

That's true, to a point, Gary but the 9.1% unemployment we have is not caused by a worker being displaced by technology. These folks don't have a job because Obama's policies aren't working and companies are closing or having to let people go. Once we get responsible leaders in office and if these people can make it through this mess, yes they will be returning to their jobs.

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