The uber-Rich and their lackeys (the RNC), are assuring their own destruction. Page 30 Paul Ryan's proposed budget for FY2014 explains it clearly. "If that parent’s income rises from $10,000 to $40,000..." they have an effective tax rate of 80%. $40,000 a year is $20 an hour. So why would anyone want to enter the job market and work for NOTHING.
Abolish the so called "Free Trade" agreements. This would allow the free market to work, driving up the demand for American workers. The net cost would be about the same whether the money comes from taxes (welfare) - taxes, or wages. However the worker individuals would have an incentive to vote Republican - who's only goal is to cut taxes.