It sounds like you have family and friends who have been screwed over by the “she works less than 35 hours and therefore doesn’t qualify for health insurance and other benefits” policy.
If you worked in Corporate America like I have, you learn that there is “collective discussion” between HR executives at various companies where they share ideas on how to cut labor costs. On top of that, they have consulting firms like McKinsey that will coach them on how to implement changes without the workforce realizing the benefits they give up every year. As a single worker, you’re outplayed and outgunned.
Unfortunately, when you are working two or three jobs, you can’t be active politically in helping to elect candidates who serve your basic interests. Even being able to vote becomes a challenge. I know Nevada allows you to vote at a convenience store and on weekends, but in many states they are cutting the number of polling locations and the hours that they will stay open on the single day of voting. There’s a town in Ohio that made Election Day a holiday, replacing Columbus Day, but that feels like an outlier.
Sorry, Robert. Your rant set me off on a rant of my own.