No matter what your political leaning is, and what arguments you invoke about creating jobs, the very nature of work is changing, which makes most of the ongoing arguments out of date and, very soon, possibly meaningless.
It turns out that if jobs are so routinized that they can be done by someone without deep skills and experience, then those jobs are also ripe for being done by robots or computer-run production processes. And that makes it possible to bring work back in house, or at least closer to home, by a fewer number of experienced workers who are higher-skilled and higher-paid. The revival of the U.S. steel and auto industry is predicated on this model, and I think we could eventually see it in parts of high tech and even consumer goods. In the service sector, the drivers will be the Internet, user-friendly interfaces and intelligent, interactive software. WaPo
If you don’t understand this transformation or care about the consequences, your politics don’t matter. Creating jobs that employ human robots at sum-minimum wages just provides the conditions for future electo-mechanical ones. And please read the article to better understand the effects on economic mobility. Exactly what career path do human robots have?