Don't worry, Saint Reagan gives you his word that it will all trickle down eventually, if only your faith is pure and your marginal tax rate low...
IMHO, Reaganomics works only in a country where manufacturing is a strong industry (where the workers of the nation are actually needed); sadly, the USA no longer significantly 'makes' anything.
If these toll booths are in Chicago or New York he's barely making a living.
Move somewhere else.
That's completely beside the point. In those locations you're not going to find someone worth hiring for less. Hiring is as competetive as getting hired; supply and demand works on both sides. The question is "do I work in a toll booth or move", the question is "my toll booth is in Chicago, how do I hire someone who's not a felon, insand, or drug addict?" The answer is good pay and benefits.
I'd rather someone who at least has some accountability to me do it than my employer
And you think your Congress-critter with the gerrymandered district is accountable to you?
I can vote the Governor out of office if enough voters agree with me. There's no way to vote my boss out of his job.
If it makes you feel any better, it's probably the US's fault on both sides. Which at least means that the US did do something good in Europe, even if they did a whole lot of crap in the US. Now let's just hope that the EU can keep to its senses in the long run. (Personally, I don't think there's much hope for any meganation, like the US or the EU. Once you get too big it's too easy to lose touch. I would prefer countries of five to ten million people, allied and with free trade and travel agreements, but not federated or confederated.)
Ironically the only one who attempted to do anything about it is
You do know that violence increased dramatically in his presidency, right?
Companies overselling is a very popular and acceptable thing too (for them). Airlines, hotels, and movie theaters often do this expecting no-shows and cancels. But i expect the percentage oversold is based on historical facts for that particular day the previous year. ISPs might have been able to oversell so much in the past but as more content moves from tv/phone/radio to the internet, the typical usage might be outstripping the previous years usage numbers. Just my thoughts..
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.