I am trying to wrap my head around some of the differences between rich and poor people as though it were as easy as saying all rich people are the same. My first thought was that poor people, meaning generally working class people on down economically, worry these days about whether they will have health care or whether they will even have a job. Rich people on the other hand worry about whether the gardner they hired is really a documented worker in this country legally or what the weather will be like in Majorca for their vacation.
Now I know that's too simplistic and not fair to rich people who actually have compassion. It's also not fair to the poor or working poor who have no compassion towards anyone other than themselves. But it's my starting point.
So what are some of the concerns of people who dress in $1,000 suits and dresses and hang out with ex-presidents, or CEO's of corporations? And how are those so very different from the concerns of people who shop at Wal-mart? And there are those who shop at Wal-mart that don't give a rat's ass what happens to anyone else, including those who hang out with ex-presidents. So this is not a one-sided harangue against any class in particular. More an attempt to gain some insight into this RICH vs. POOR political message we hear so much about these days.
I'm reminded here of the song God Bless the Child by Blood, Sweat & Tears: