"Give me a break, why don't you try living on an annual income of $36,000 a year."
Been there, done that. That is also known as working your way up, learning a trade to improve your income level, getting more education to help improve your chances of getting a better job, etc.
Has it ever occurred to you that some people are just plain lazy and suck at life in general? Or do you expect for all the achievers who have done what they needed to do in order to make an income above 36K to pay for the likes of you?
YOU are where YOU are today because of the decisions YOU have made in the past.