Is this HONESTLY all you can say to what I just wrote? McDonalds is used as a simple example. That example being if you are working full time, at $8 per hour, a couple will make $32,000 per year. The point is that nobody who is working full time should be complaining that they can't make it in life. It is based on their choices, such as buying a house, or wanting a cell phone, or buying a brand new, expensive car, that have made it tough to get by in life. It isn't because of their income, it is because of their spending.
I'll use myself as an example...
When I lost my job as a government worker in my local city (Circleville) I had to supplement my income and fast. Within one week, I was working for $8.00 as a medical transport officer. Had I not of wanted that job, within one month, I could have likely had about one dozen job offers in my city, ranging from $7.50 - $8.50/hr.
As I stated earlier, unless you have some major scarlet letter on you for work, you WILL get hired at a minimum-wage job. There are usually enough of said jobs for nearly everyone to have one.
Back from the dead, I'm afraid.