A concept that Democrats do not understand.
They believe that a person that has no skills and does nothing to develop skills and is 30 years old working the same job they worked 12 years ago should be making $50K a year.
When I got out of college in the 1970s I made $15K a year in my first engineering job. I got promoted after a year to Senior engineer to run my own projects with other engineers reporting to me,
After a few more years I was promoted to Engineering Manager. with 4 principal engineers reporting to me with a team of 16 people reporting to me.
All the while my income increased.
I started my own company and built it until a someone bought my company.
Entry level is not a lifetime career, you must increase your skills to justify making more money.
You college education was subsided by our tax dollars......now don't say they were not..because you know it was......
In 1970.....as a freshman in High school.....I was clearing $20,000/per year(after taxes) running my own farm business
Yup it was subsidized by the State in which I lived,
My parents paid for part of my college, part time and summer jobs paid the rest.
I got a degree in an engineering field that was just starting to explode in the market and did very well over my 35 year career before I retired in 2009.
As usual you miss the point.
The point is, I like many other people that do not make minimum wage, I got an education and continued to improve and make current the skills I needed to stay employed and to advance in my career.
If you make no effort to add new marketable skills do not expect to increase your income.