Qt has a lot of overhead that can be useful for writing desktop apps but requires extra work for a web browser. Qt wants all apps to be web apps, except you get your "choice" whether to write layout and logic in Qt Quick, C++ or overhead-added HTML; this gives you some degree of interop with the other two, but web browsers don't need that or the overhead it brings. Qt also pointlessly reinvented lots of the C++ standard -- witness QString and all their container classes -- making it hard to integrate with libraries written in non-Qt C++. People who use Qt are mostly allowing themselves to be locked in to a dead vendor's proprietary library.
Look, if someone complains that their time is worth more than they are getting for it, there are three options:
1) They produce enough economic surplus that they can capture (significantly) more for themself, in which case they should try to do that, either by asking for a raise or looking for a new job.
2) They produce significantly more surplus than they get in pay, but somebody else can do the job basically as well, so they can't get a raise; this means their time is in fact not worth more than they are getting paid.
3) They don't produce much more economic surplus than they get, in which case anyone who gave them a raise would start losing money.
When somebody complains about their pay rather than look for a different job, my money is on option 2 or 3 rather than option 1.
Oh, your position is that they are delusional rather than just whiny?
Warren Buffett pays a lower marginal tax rate than his secretary because he uses dishonest math -- he lumps the tax that his company pays for her into her tax number, but excludes most of the tax that Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries pay for him. (If he wants to claim that the employer part of payroll tax really comes out of the employee's pocket, fine, but the same logic applies to corporate income tax.)
Two things: First, your link says that health care is a slightly larger budget slice than pensions; second, approximately 92% of the pensions slice is Social Security (disability and old age/survivors benefits). You can complain about civil service pensions if you like, but they're a rather small part of this massive direct transfers problem.
If people think their time is worth more than their current salary, they should go find a new job that pays them what their time is worth. Most people don't, so we have a revealed preference: While they might like complaining that their time is worth more than they get paid, they don't really believe that.
In most cases, spending a percent or two of the main CPU's cycles will have lower latency than a dedicated DSP, thanks to less communication overhead and a much higher effective clock rate.