I don't know anyone who hates people who work hard and earn their money. I do know people, myself included, who resent those who get wealthy at the expense of others and don't seem to care. There are good wealthy people who do indeed work hard. My grandfather was one of those people. He built a successful business despite a lack of advanced education and against the odds. I always admired and respected his grit and determination and have tried to emulate it. What I don't like is those who are born with a silver spoon, completely disconnected from the reality of most, who badmouth the working class people. It's those working class people that build the profits for the wealthy.
People scream and cry and carry on that people are pushing now for living wages - but where is the outrage at CEO's earning tens of millions per year when hourly employees who work hard have to depend on public assistance just to scrape by. People are frustrated and rightfully so in this economy that denies the middle and working class and constantly puts the squeeze on us and blames us for lack of opportunities and jobs.
Trickle down "economics" was the biggest fraud ever perpetuated on the American public. These giant corporations outsource jobs, hoard money and dodge taxes - the "peasants" get tired of the wealthy thinking they are too elite to play by the same rules the rest of us are expected to. It's not hatred to point out failed policies and poor behaviors. I might also ask - why the hatred and disdain for the working class displayed by so many of the wealthy? Someone has to make the food, pick up the trash, ring the groceries etc.
I see more nastiness towards the working poor than any other demographic. They are called lazy, but they work hard. They are called "welfare queens" but if they were paid a living wage, they wouldn't have to depend on the govt. doll etc. I think people just like to judge those they don't understand in general - and that's a human condition.