I frequently read conservative arguments online regarding a living wage and condemning it as a tax grab which unnecessarily coddles “lazy people.”
My parents are or were both labourers, and I thought the whole point of having an education was so I didn’t end up in a soul sucking dead end job that broke my body and put me in endless debt. My bad. Now I’m walking around with the education level of a graduate of the Sarbonne, teaching for free, and combatting trafficking through irregular warfare. On welfare.
Don’t tell me I’m lazy. Or that my parents are. Tell me why paying fair wages is such an impossible thing when we can put gardens on the moon.