A research group held discussions,
On minimum wage repercussions…
It’s set at “fifteen”–
They’d use a machine,
For a profit and lay off dozens!
Advancement to the better has stopped,
Obama’s economics Cropped…
Of job advances,
Permanent are the “starter jobs” shopped!
Making money off burgers and fries,
Is hard when labor costs rise…
Is harder when socialized.
Robots need no health plans,
Nor make expensive demands…
People won’t pay
High prices anyway,
Can’t afford the burger stand!
An opinion post based on current discussions about minimum wage hikes and labor-saving robots. This whole subject is not new—it’s been debated for at least the last 50 years or so in various circles…beginning I think with the automotive industry! –J.E.C.