Thursday, January 08, 2015


(h/t Atrios)

I didn't have any idea how pervasive the dislike of The Poors is in America. 
Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy
By Roberto A. Ferdman January 8 at 1:20 PM

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.

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