because the rich exploit the poor.
Then the poor should get off their ASS, stop whining and making excuses about being poor, stop feeling sorry for themselves and get rich, as far as I know there WAS this thing called the American dream... It's open to everyone and the only qualifications are that you work hard, are ambitious, use your head, and dont ever ever give up.
Short of a legitimate medical excuse there is no reason why any one person can't make it in this country. I can cite 100 examples of people that hve come from NOTHING and MADE IT.
So what if rich people get rich on the backs of poor folks, no one said life was fair, that is never going to change so why stress on it... do something about getting out of poverty instead of worrying about what the "have's" are doing.
Poor (ambitious, hardworking, no excuses) guy.
It also helps to live a good, charitable, samaritan life*