Well then, why dont you take a %50 pay cut at your job and see how you tune changes when your scrimping to put food on the table, nevermind the bills.
Many of us have, and many of us have degrees, you know, edumacashun beyond the 12th grade.
If Bubba thought his $27/hr job was going to be a permanent situation, he was sorely mistaken.
The days of Cletus and Jimbo making huge money the day they are finished with high school are over. The economy is down, I was working 20 hours a week after school and on weekends making $29.25/hr, and that company has gone out of business and we all lost our jobs. We were not given a choice of a lower salary, it was just "the company is going out of business next month, if anyone needs a reference see the manager". However, if we were offered $18/hr or no job, I think every one of us would have taken it. People who were 50 years old lost jobs that month, but we didn't go on strike either.
So now I make next to nothing detailing cars, and work 100 times harder for a boss who is a complete tool. Luckily I am still in university, so while it makes things tougher, I'm not in the same situation as someone who had to support a family and mortgage payment.
So in conclusion, if given the choice between a reasonable salary for your education level and no job, it's probably better to make the reasonable salary than stand in the unemployment line.
Everyone deserves a reasonable wage, but $27/hr plus massive benefits out of high school is not what anyone but you guys think is reasonable.