You're still pointing to individuals and blaming them for the overall problem. If everyone went to college for a minimum of 2 years the good jobs would all require bachelors degrees and we'd have janitors with degrees. I agree there are some sleazy *******s out there but we're talking an extreme minority. When people point to the working poor and say "they should have done what I did, then they'd be fine" they're ignoring the fact that if too many people made those same "correct choices" itd only be the lucky ones that'd be fine. Some of those that made those good decisions would still wind up earning a living with a shovel in their hands. Nobody thinks you should get rich pushing a mop, waiting tables or whatever unskilled job it might be. Just that the floor be a little higher, meaning if you work 40 hours a week you should be able to meet basic needs like childcare, healthcare, housing, education, etc.