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"Let them eat cake"

I'd like to know what is the average wage of those 'jobs'? All we're doing is creating a slave labor force, while Wall Street says, "Let them eat cake!"
What does "Let them eat cake" mean?
Thanks in advance!! Friends!!!!

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    This is an expression which supposedly comes from Marie Antoinette saying it during a famine (she didn't actually say it). But now it is referred to when a rich person doesn't understand or care about the problems of poor people. They aren't literally saying it. In this context, the writer is saying that the people on Wall Street are being insensitive to the problems of the poor, and they don't understand what it's like to be poor.

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