Yes. Exactly. Studies show that a strong middle class helps the economy grow much faster than any other scenario. Go all the way back to Ford. He paid his employees enough to afford one of his cars, and started a trend that helped build America with a strong middle class. There was a point in America were employees were slaves. Then there was a point in America where employees were seen as partners, rather than slaves (the good ol' days, when you could work for one company all your life and retire from it.). The trend now is a move back toward slavery, with the future outlook being, "hey, we don't even need to employee anyone any more. Look at our profit margins!"
Our robot-wielding rich, are killing jobs for short-term gains. It's mutually assured destruction, for *everyone.*
I do see from some of the other comments, they are looking even further down the line to some type of Star Trek economy. Sounds nice, but good luck with that.