Say if a person worked at fast food job for 4 years, they now make $12 an hour. Some student comes in and makes a little over minimum wage, they start at $10.25. Now what is this person that makes $12 an hour is over 18 and has to pay taxes, now after deductions of 14% they get paid $10.32 an hour. So the funny thing is after working there for 4 years they make the same amount of money as the teenagers. To add to it. Teenagers sometimes pay for plates, gas and insurance for their car. 18+ pay for gas, insurance, plates, food, bills, rent. ect So the moral of this little rant is education is important, and everyone should get the highest education they can, and that taxes suck sometimes.