Progressives couldn't care less about the poor aside from the fact they're an easy target for vote-garnering, and a convenient distraction when another policy they've mangled becomes widely unpopular and they no longer want to talk about it.<quoted text>
You have to understand how Bob and the left see income inequality. If someone makes money, they took it from everyone else. The more the rich have, the less others have. Its as if the economy is a pie thats already on the table, waiting to be carved. The bigger the piece the rich take, the less thats left for everyone else. The Progressives don't understand that entrepreneurs (rich) create things. They take risks. Innovation that makes life better for both the rich and poor. Even poor people today have access to cars, food, health care, entertainment and technology that rich people lusted for a few decades ago. Ninety percent of Americans living below the poverty line have smart phones, cable TV and cars. Seventy percent own two cars.
Identical to black people and racism, the left has glommed onto a segment of our society's plight, hijacked it, lied about caring, and used it to gain great political power. What platform would the left have to work from if not for the poor and minority? Does anyone really believe this group of political radicals would honestly be working to eliminate the very things they need to remain relevant?
In the end, the progressives are up to their usual trick of changing the subject now that things have gone bad for Obamacare. This week it's "income inequality" and "Promise Zones". Next week it will be the wailing and gnashing of teeth over rampant racism. Of course nothing they've ever suggested or implemented has improved the lives of either the poor or the minority. As planned, it's simply a convenient tool for them to brandish when convenient.