Here in America, if you want something you work hard for it. The people that got to where they are today, like managers and CEOs who get paid much more than minimum wage , worked for their positions and earned the money that they have. If you're not willing to work for more or get a better job then you simply should not get paid more because if you only put in a little amount of work, you're not a huge asset to your country. If you don't have a college degree then go back and get one, if you don't have the money for that and slowly earn the money. It will take a lot of time and hard work, but that's how things are earned.