Unlike you and the other lefties, I think many of the poor can find other ways to meet their needs than resorting to bloodshed. I don't see the poorer folks in our society as potential monsters we have to keep fed to prevent them from becoming violent.
You can't blame that on conservatives. We all contribute to that trend. How much money does the CEO of the company that makes the computer you're typing on have, would you guess?It seemed to be just fine with conservatives when they redistributed the wealth from the working class to the wealthy over the last 30 years.
Everyone who has any money at all consumes. We're all consumers. Some of us have more money to use on consumption than others.And its imperative if we are to revive our economy because a consumer economy, as we can plainly see, can't prosper when most of the wealth is at the top, out of reach of consumers.
At this point, our greatest barrier to prosperity is national debt and the currency problems that will follow. The fact that not everyone who has a job has your notion of a "fair" amount of compensation is unimportant by comparison.