because that's what their "skill set" is worth....
Seriously? A Masters is only worth THAT? What a crock of $ # ! T....
i gave you the "canned republican answer"... make sure you vote against your best interest, come next election.
A Masters degree in what? If in English, or Library Science, expect low expectations. If in Engineering or an MBA, perhaps more. As internal passports are not required in the US, one may use the most powerful of weapons for high salary -- pedal to the metal -- move. If, one of the 50 don't suit you, one can look abroad.
Voting to extract money from Peter to Paul backed by the force of government works for a time. In time, Peter leaves, quits earning more, or comes after you!