And some just borrow twenty grand from their parents.<quoted text>If profits were up companies would be hiring, they're not. You, as well as the rest of the dumb masses, obviously don't realize that the company didn't materialize overnight! Most buisnesses start out with very few people who worked their butts off 15+ hrs a day, 6 days a week, which included the man behind the desk, while spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money, risking their families financial futures because they had an idea, the American Dream! Until you've walked in the owners shoes or you've grown big enough balls to start your own campany, you can continue to work for whatever someone else is willing to pay you.
BTW, it WAS Commucrat Woodrow Wilson who started the process of dumbing down America.
No one is claiming the owners should not make a lot of money, but to do it by keeping others in poverty is just immoral and not really so great for the overall economy.
You act as if these workers do not deserve a living wage. I see no reason anyone who works hard for forty hours a week should not have enough to live. This is not an impossible thing to have in a society. We are a rich nation. We can do better. But if you have no empathy, I can understand why you are not willing to try.
If we played by your rules, America would be just another third world country.