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Joe Walsh on Technology

Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)

 


Retrain workers displaced by automation

Q: A quarter of US jobs could be disrupted by automation. How would you deal with automation and the jobs that will be lost due to it?

Walsh: I believe in American ingenuity and American innovation. You're not stopping automation, and it is a good thing. It's making the American economy more efficient. Our manufacturing sector is actually a hell of a lot more productive now with fewer workers. So what does government need to do? Help retrain those workers. Because you can't stop the market. You've got to keep the market changing. It'll lead to good things. But government's got to play a role as the American economy goes through these seminal moments where we move from one industry to another.

Q: Can the states take care of it?

Walsh: States can take care of it but the federal government's got to play a role here too. This is a major transformation in our economy. The federal government along with state governments have got to devote resources to train all of these displaced workers.

Source: Business Insider 2019 GOP presidential primary debate , Sep 24, 2019

Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio.

    Congressional Summary: To prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio and the use of Federal funds to acquire radio content, including:
  1. broadcasting, transmitting, and programming over noncommercial educational radio broadcast Corporation for Public Broadcasting was created in 1967. Today, we have multiple listening choices; NPR [has become an] absurd anachronism. It is time to move forward and to let National Public Radio spread its wings and support itself.

    Opponent's Argument for voting No:
    [Rep. Waxman, D-CA]: This bill will cripple National Public Radio, public radio stations, and programming that is vital to over 27 million Americans. We are now voting to deny the public access to one of our Nation's most credible sources of news coverage. This bill does not save a penny. This legislation does not serve any fiscal purpose, but it does serve an ugly ideological one. This legislation is not about reforming NPR. It is about punishing NPR. It is vindictive, it is mean-spirited, it is going to hit the smallest stations in rural areas particularly hard. Public radio is indispensable for access to news that's hard to get, especially where broadband service is limited.

    Reference: Prohibit Federal Funds for NPR; Bill H.1076 ; vote number 11-HV192 on Mar 17, 2011

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