Conservatives believe in a social hierarchy of "haves" and "have nots". They disguise it in sound bites as "less government" and "personal responsibility" with lots of flag waving. Right wing ideology is "dime-store economics" , cheap labor is their catch phrase. They are "cheap labor" conservatives. They don't like social spending. They want you over a barrel to work cheap or starve. They don't like a minimum wage. Why? So you can work cheap because you're over a barrel. Unemployment was 23 percent when FDR took office in 1933. It dropped to 2.5 percent by time the next Republican was in the White House in 1953. It climbed back to 6.5 percent by the end of the Eisenhower administration. It dropped to 3.5 percent by the time LBJ left office. It climbed over 5 percent shortly after Nixon took office, and stayed there for 27 years, until Clinton brought it down to 4.5 percent early in his second term. That same period - especially from the late forties into the early seventies - was the "golden age" of the United States. We sent men to the moon. We built our Interstate Highway system. We ended segregation in the South and established Medicare. In those days, a single wage earner could support an entire family on his wages. Cheap-labor Republicans have no problem at all opening the public purse for corporate interests, it's "social spending" on people who actually need assistance that they just "can't tolerate". Why? Destitute people work cheaper.