Denis Martin, a painter and decorator from Corby in Northamptonshire, who watched Nick Clegg's speech with ITV News, said the Deputy Prime Minister says he is "raising people out of poverty but everything else is going up".
He added: "It's about how we are going to get out of this. He says he is doing us a favour but he really is not doing anything to improve industry so wages rise."
Ten things we learnt from the Deputy Prime Minister's keynote speech at the Liberal Democrat party conference.
The central theme of Nick Clegg's speech was that he and his colleagues are the moderators in a government dominated by Conservatives.