There are a number of ways to look at classes in society, but for the purpose of this post, I’m going to look at two popular ones in the US.
The entitlement class and the working class- and sometimes the former can be found among the latter.
The working class believes the government should provide national security and a framework in which we can each work to become affluent enough to provide for ourselves and give to others.
The entitlement class elites so believe in government provision from the cradle to the grave that they consistently give far less to charity than the working class. Check Joe Biden’s or Barack Obama’s 2009 tax returns. Both gave less to charity than George Bush. In 2007, before it became evident he would be propelled into a high profile position, Biden gave 0.3% of his income to charity. source: dailycaller.com. In fact Biden averaged $369 per year to charity over ten years.
The entitlement class will vote soon and the working class will have to out-vote them to keep them from robbing the wealth of their labor and that of their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.