Democrat compassion means making failure more palatable. Higher wages for an entry level position, rather than encouraging them to get the experience and move up or out to a better job.
To those that find themselves making less than a "livable wage" - Don't just work, be an excellent employee. Do just do your job well, be willing to help others. Exude leadership. Take classes and/or ask many questions of those that have been raised up. You must realize that YOU are your own boss and that you need to make yourself valuable before you negotiate for higher compensation.