Obviously, not just reading a micrometer, but you have to have the skills to pay the bills if you want to earn that kind of money. Anything you can learn in a day doesn't count. Sorry, burger flippers. We need skilled workers, otherwise the "emerging economies" of the world deserve our jobs. If our workers can't make anything more complex then a burger and expect to be paid twenty times what a skilled foreign work is paid, then we deserve what we get. Let's not kid ourselves though, just giving everyone a raise will only hurt the US economy.