I believe that labor compensation should be between employees and employers. However, our labor laws have given unequal power to employers by decimating our labor unions, allowing "employees " to be hired as contractors, and giving tax breaks to companies in anticipation that they will share their proceeds with their employees. In fact, the labor negotiations are so heavily in favor of companies that employees can hardly expect a living wage. People who work 40 hour work weeks, should earn enough money to support themselves and their small family. They should have medical, child care, vacation and retirement benefits too, because they are putting the time in, paying taxes and working to strengthen our economy. I agree that if we don't have the resources we cannot support every Human on the planet, even if they did work hard in their prime, but we have the technology to feed everyone, clothe everyone, nurse everyone, and house everyone; we just aren't structured socially/ economically for that. So, do you think the most intelligent beings known to us should accept death because they're powerless in this structure of society to access employment at a company that willingly pays a living wage to them? Or do you think that, if labor negotiations are so broken in a corporation that one person is compensated with more money than she can spend in her lifetime, while most of the employees are struggling to make ends meet, the government should step in with a regulation aimed at balancing compensation. Society ends up paying the bills for the workers who are uncompensated, while the CEOs who skimmed the wages off the top of all the other employees... donate to our senators and representatives to continue benefiting from laws that protect the few at the expense of the many.