What do you think I do with the money that enotes pays me for answering this question? I use it to buy food, airtime, Internet, utilities, etc. With that money the providers of those items in turn buy even more things and so on and so forth until some of that money gets back to your family, with which you pay for enotes, and then we're back to square one. Everyone has a role to play in a community providing something to someone else that enables them to carry out their role. If someone doesn't pay enough to provide the cost of living, that network is broken, and ultimately it breaks up the system. If I don't make enough to live on, I stop buying airtime. Well then the airtime provider stops buying something else, ultimately it impacts your family's income, and they can't pay for the enotes subscription. Can you see the vicious cycle that develops?
If you aren't willing to pay the property taxes that pay for our public schools, nor pay employees enough that they can pay the tuition to put their kids through private schools; can you reasonably expect to have a literate educated workforce? Of course not, you got what you were willing to pay for!
Ultimately the system needs social justice (i.e. each person makes at least Cost of Living) if its going to work. Otherwise, parts are going to fall into dysfunction and ultimately the system fails.