A lot of people believe that people should "acquire better skills and work harder." But in most cases these people who receive low wages are the people working the hardest and doing the work that no one wants to do. And their employers recognize this and pay them very little money for the work they are doing. If they could get a better job and one where they were getting a higher salary, then of course they would go for this. But because of certain limitations in their lives they were set down to a lower wage. But the government has an opportunity to increase this and lessen their suffering and allow them to receive enough money to provide food on their tables.