I don't know why Americans don't see this.
Americans are lazy, the Baby Boomer Generation has instilled into gen X and Y that they are special and deserve to have everything that they want. They are "entitled" to this and that.
"I have only a HS diploma, I am entitled to a 40k a yr job with benefits, and I am entitled to have an expensive car, a 42 inch flat screen."
"I am an illegal immigrant, I am entitled to be able to drive without a license, or insurance. and I don't have to speak English to those who don't speak my language. Everybody must speak my native language and cater to me. And you must have everything that I read written in said language."
"I just got my Masters, and I have 200k in debt...I shouldn't have to pay it back."