Nothing is more irresponsible and insensitive than the assertion that “47% of the U. S. population are moochers, people with no drive or ambition . . .” The fact is that if every single human being in the U. S. (or anywhere in the world, for that matter) had the same talent, drive, determination, ambition, and skill – and good fortune – as Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, it wouldn’t matter: half the population would still be “poor.” It is economically – even statistically – impossible for every one to be “rich.”
Where there are rich, there has to be poor. Where some need to be served, others need to serve.
We’ve tried the “classless” society – that didn’t work. In a “classless” society there are no incentives to perform extraordinarily. Result: a stagnant economy.
So let’s just stop being insensitive and irresponsible and take care of the people who couldn’t afford more than the basics of life. Or they might take matters into their own hands.