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Yep, there are politicians who think we should tax robots which replace workers to make up for lost taxes. Here’s a pull quote:
“A robot that replaces a factory worker who produces say, $50,000 of work annually, should be taxed at the same level to offset losses in income and Social Security taxes, [Bill] Gates calculates.”
Insanity. The left boosts the minimum wage, which either closes businesses outright or results in automation being used to replace workers. Now governments are looking at taxing C3PO who is now making fries in a Seattle McDonald’s. If businesses cannot escape the minimum wage law by replacing workers with robots, the businesses will cease to exist, period.
Way to go, leftists. Way to go . . .