There is a reason WHY we are "sitting pretty." We went through school, college or a Master's degree for many of us, and worked hard all our lives. We worked our way UP from menial jobs.
Has your current guy finished high school? Does he have any useful skills or experience? Businesses are refusing to hire because the upcoming phases of Obamacare will penalize them heavily if they have too many full time employees.
If you don't like it, why don't you and your s-called "compassionate" liberal friends stop complaining, start your own businesses, and hire guys like Germaine?