The American Right is, like, the grand champion of Moving the Goalposts. Can’t make it as a teenager? Why didn’t you go to college? Graduated from college, swamped in debt and struggling to get by? You should’ve gotten a relevant major, or stop being snooty and thinking you’re too good for a minimum wage job. Working a minimum wage job, with a degree? You deserve it for not putting your skills to use.
You can’t win unless you’re a 40+ rich white guy.