From Rush Limbaugh's radio program:
Now, there is a piece here, Associated Press, and it's by a woman named Hope Yen. "Fully 20% of US adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality." Now, folks, that paragraph is astounding. The paragraph acknowledges that people move in and out of income brackets.
It acknowledges that, but then says that the wealthy are "the biggest barrier to reducing... income inequality?" No. Having an economy that creates wealth, having a system that produces and creates wealth is what gives people the opportunity to escape poverty. If people cannot escape poverty, there is no lower middle class. If there is no lower middle class, there is not a middle class, and there isn't any advancement....The people who have worked hard, who have escaped poverty, who have gone through the various income levels to become middle class, upper middle class, rich, wealthy, they all of the sudden become the enemies of the country. So while we, on the one hand, encourage people to escape poverty, when they do, we treat them as suspects. We target of them, and then we start blaming them for the evils, the societal and economic evils that exist in the country. That's how you get asinine pieces like this in the Associated Press.