What kind of stupid article is this??!!!!
Americans support obama because americans are shallow in their understanding of the economy, what factors impact their future and are more impressed by glitz, media and youth.
As long as we have low information voters and low researching voters you will have traitors like obama winning incomprehensible support from the young and any other segment that is part of that demographic.
If you want more pay you need to work hard, toot your own horn, speak to anyone and everyone w/o judgement and constantly be on the lookout for other opportunities and act on them to have alternatives when you approach management with your request for a raise.