And why not? They've been fed propaganda their entire lives. But the reality, my doctor and lawyer friends, is you have far more in common with Mike the janitor than with Mike Bloomberg. And you better figure that out quickly.
"He goes on to make the point that the 99% vs the 1% Occupy slogan was brilliant in this regard (although he would say that the real problem is more like the .001%.) I agree. The key was to understand that Americans don't resent people who do well. Or even people who do really well. The problem isn't the upper middle class or even the "normal" wealthy. It's these gilded age monsters at the very top who are scarfing up more and more of the wealth at the expense of all the rest of us. Paradoxically, I think the poor and middle class may understand this instinctively while it's the upper middles who may need the educating. I'm sure they are loathe to be lumped in with the crude, undisciplined proles, but to these ultra-wealthy plutocrats, that's exactly what they are."
Our Second Gilded Age.