Companies, how about you stop squeezing every last penny out of people? Or pay a living wage? I keep seeing a job posted on Craigslist that I know is about 5,000 below market. What do you think you're going to get for that money? Not to mention a very popular lifestyle blog pays $30 per post for 1000 words and that's high.
So wages are shit but yet Delta is putting people on shitty flights and charging insane amounts of money, BoA is robbing you blind with fees, credit card companies are fucking you over with high interest, the price of groceries and clothes are going up, Tri-Met is going down the shitter fast. So who has the fucking money? It's certainly not the rest of us. And there isn't fuck all we can do about it.
Just once when I spend money, I'd like for it to be value.