Much of the opposition from the general public is because “I make $15 an hour and I have a college degree!” Well, guess what. Lots of people working minimum wage jobs have college degrees too. I sure did, because I had to take what was available. As the saying goes, a rising tide floats all boats and you shouldn’t want someone else to suffer just because you have. That’s a childish attitude. Besides, these same people complain that their precious taxes go to support food stamps. Can’t have it both ways. Just admit that you want to feel morally superior to the poor.

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