Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
So if I underpay them, I owe extra. If I fire them and put in a robot, I'm a hero.
Ahh, being obtuse as usual I see.
Wal-Mart has employees that they currently actually need, but don't pay them what it would take for them to stay with Wal-Mart. Instead they rely on public subsidy to provide the difference in compensation.
This is nothing like the situation where an entire job description is simply no longer needed.