About two decades ago, I attended an academic seminar by a Ford Motor Co. engineer about the development of robots for the assembly line. A student asked, "Will these robots buy your cars?" The speaker replied, "That's a good question," but he had no answer.
President Obama understands that the private sector is not out of the woods. When he inadvertently said that the private sector is doing fine, he meant compared with the public sector, which is bleeding jobs while the private sector is creating a few. We need a Keynesian solution: more government spending on job-producing projects. Balance the budget and deal with the debt later when the nation becomes more affluent.
BARRY JACOBSON, Kennewick