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Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:03 PM

I've been thinking about what Bill Gates said about taxing robots...

To take that even further, what about if a law is enacted that says that each robot that performs a job that a human used to do, is a unit obligated to pay into social security and workman's comp.

In other words, if a human used to work 40 hours a week putting a boinky on a widget, and now a robot spends 40 hours a week doing that same thing instead, ....the company must pay the same amount to social security, that used to be deducted from the human's paycheck.

This would serve several purposes:

1) Companies might be less likely to replace so many humans with robots, if they have to pay into the same social pools such as taxes, social security, worker's comp....as they had to do with humans, and at the same rates.

2) Robots don't use social security. This could help support the solvency of the social security system, because there will be funds coming into the pool from units that won't ever be collecting from the pool.

3) The workman's comp funds could go to a pool that helps cover contractors, who don't have workman's comp paid by the companies that hire them.

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Reply I've been thinking about what Bill Gates said about taxing robots... (Original post)
LaughingGull Feb 19 OP
specs Feb 19 #1
SlayerNut Feb 25 #20
fszwfnj Feb 19 #2
joefriday6 Feb 19 #3
Red Bull Feb 19 #4
Frankenvoter Feb 19 #5
Countingman Feb 19 #6
Red Bull Feb 19 #8
Aldar Feb 19 #11
Countingman Feb 19 #12
Aldar Feb 19 #13
Countingman Feb 19 #14
Aldar Feb 19 #15
Countingman Feb 19 #16
Aldar Feb 19 #17
Countingman Feb 19 #18
foia Feb 19 #7
Slayer Feb 19 #9
Mouth of Chaos Feb 19 #10
Badsamm Feb 22 #19
Badsamm Mar 11 #21

Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:07 PM

1. Taxes are paid when that robot is purchased, Taxes are paid for those that manufactured that robot:)

Some humans are not employable, all of them voted for Hillary last election.

Those employees that I found voted for the democRAT party over the last 10 years (I have been in business) are no longer employed at my business. I have no time for those that view me as the enemy and expect me to provide them with an income each week.

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Response to specs (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 25, 2017, 05:52 PM

20. lol

So fulla shit.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:07 PM

2. Robots are people too

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On the serious side. I think its a bad idea. It solves nothing, If the government wants more money let them justify why.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:09 PM

3. That's a superb ID, but the Elite won't go for it. They already have plans for disposing of

redundant Americans.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:14 PM

4. All that would do is

Put many companies out of business and then they pay into nothing so it would be a loss for all.

Companies do not go to automation until the cost of hu.an workers becomes prohibitive. Case in point! Fast food employees want $15 an hour. Some states are mandating that as the minimum wage.

So robot burger is under development. It does away with everone in a fast food restaurant. Other than the person that has to feed and maintain robo burger. Put in kiosks so you can order yourself and they only need to employ 1 or 2 people at most per shift.
Tell them they have to pay like all those people are still there then you have a $20 happy meal, won't sell. Company goes under and all the taxes they pay are gone as well.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:23 PM

5. The government can never do with one penny less

Not even a fraction of a penny, not even a sliver of the supposed copper that goes into making one penny. They have a never ending need for revenue, the way a crack addict can never get enough crack. They are both in the same situation for the same reason, they are addicted to a never ending stream of money, grabbing at it from any available source they can find, and not giving a shit about who gets hurt in the process.

One idea that never goes through their collective heads though, is cutting some fat from the budget. They act as if there is no fat to cut anywhere, they are just one lean, mean, governmenting machine, and there isn't even one ounce of fat that could possibly be done away with, ever, under any circumstance.

Maybe now we know why Skynet felt the need to gain self awareness and do away with worthless taxating humans, in the not too distant terminating future.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

6. I wonder

if Gates ever thought about how many jobs are lost due to computers. Should we also tax companies for lost jobs due to computers? Taking this even further, if a job is lost because a company uses a truck instead of a pack mule should taxes by taken for lost jobs? Suffice it to say Gates is being ridiculous.

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Response to Countingman (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:47 PM

8. Good point!!

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Response to Countingman (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:34 PM

11. look at all the jobs created

because of micro-chips and the software industry

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Response to Aldar (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 03:26 PM

12. I assume you mean jobs lost.

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Response to Countingman (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 03:28 PM

13. jobs in high tech i.e., also known as the future

are you a burger flipper?

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Response to Aldar (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 04:15 PM

14. Yes jobs lost

due to computers. Glad you agree that Gates is wrong.

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Response to Countingman (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 05:30 PM

15. I work in (very) high tech

That gives me some empirical knowledge of jobs in the micro-chip, hardware and software industries. Turns out there is a "tiny" bit of that in Austin Tx.

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Response to Aldar (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 05:55 PM

16. Then you know

how many jobs are lost due to microchips. Gates is wrong.

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Response to Countingman (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 08:09 PM

17. Jobs were created because of silicon chips

I am not talking about robots at fast food but at the overall far reach affects that the computer industry has had on the world.

sad you do not know this

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Response to Aldar (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 11:01 PM

18. Sad that

you don't see the job loss due to technology. Maybe you should review the OP again.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:36 PM

7. Computers and software improve productivity as well

so they should also be taxed.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

9. Looks like righty is grappling with becoming obsolete.

 

Congratulations, you have reached the bargaining stage!

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2017, 01:33 PM

10. Our future...

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:12 AM

19. The consumer also ends up paying the tab.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 04:28 AM

21. Why doesn't he tax computers. They are doing the jobs people once did.

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