A new Pew Poll has given us some more conclusive evidence that the very wealthy in this country have no clue what goes on in most of America households and are completely influenced by fictitious right wing talking points. It's a very sad statement to see made visible since many of the very wealthy are fairly well educated.
Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy
There is little empathy at the top.
Most of America's richest think poor people have it easy in this country,according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center. The center surveyed a nationally representative group of people this past fall, and found that the majority of the country's most financially secure citizens (54 percent at the very top, and 57 percent just below) believe the "poor have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return." America's least financially secure, meanwhile, vehemently disagree — nearly 70 percent say the poor have hard lives because the benefits "don't go far enough." Nationally, the population is almost evenly split.
Don't these wealthy idiots know that a person has to work before they can receive unemployment insurance? This poll also shows how influenced the very wealthy are by AM hate talk radio, Fox News and CNBC.
It also shows how bloodless and unsympathetic conservative ideology is:
Why the surprising lack of compassion? It's hard to say. At the very top, the sentiment is likely tied to conservatism, which traditionally bemoans government programs that redistribute wealth, calling them safety nets. Some 40 percent of the financially secure are politically conservative, according to Pew. And conservatives are even more likely to say the "poor have it easy" than the rich — a recent Pew survey found that more than three quarters of conservatives feel that way.
Can you imagine believing that the poors have it easier in life than the rich? They have a deep soul sickness that no religion can sort out for them.