One that he says leaves a lot of people just like him, walking a long way to make ends meet.
"Maybe it gets them to open their eyes and say hey, there's a problem and. we need to fix it," he said.
But now he can afford to get a vehicle. You might be wondering what kind of car James plans to buy - a Ford Taurus. And it is for reasons that make a lot of sense to a man like James.
"They do look dull on the outside but really strong on the inside," he said. "And that probably describes me best."
Suffice it to say - Ford Motor Company couldn't pay for publicity like this.
All from a man who says what he means and means what he says - and shows up to work on time - every single day.
"Even when I step in the car," he said. "It reminds me of where I came from and where I've been."