The rich has benefited more from the hard work of the poor than it did for the poor. I have been with the rich and, during work hours, have noticed the rich playing golf, socializing in fashionable spots, having enormous opportunities to make large sums money with a single stroke of the pen in their comfortable office or yacht. They spend more time systemically removing opportunities on those who work much harder to rise.
The rich now has trillions of dollars sitting in their bank accounts and refuse to invest on jobs that could give opportunities for the poor to rise. Having been in corporate boardrooms, I witnessed corporations insult the government suggestions they should invested on jobs for the poor. They always plan how they can get more out of labor while trying to give labor less and less or even lay them off, not because the corporations do not have money, but they just want more.
Those politicians in Arizona and elsewhere are funded by these corporations and rich individuals who want to be richer by reducing taxes due by them. The poor cannot afford fund politicians who intend to give them enough basic opportunities to survive. Those politicians who fight for the basic rights of the poor are systematically drowned out by the enormous political contributions against them from the rich.
I once hired some temporary to laborers from a corporate agency to work on my personal property. It was back breaking work for each labor. Many fell out of exhaustion. Temperature outdoor was in excess of 100F. Later I noticed that the corporations made three times more money than these laborers while sitting in their air conditioned offices and dining well. These poor laborers could not even afford lunch or basic health care. The poor may sometimes appear lazy after being burnt-out with such dead-end jobs that does not provide a living wage.
Sure there are lazy individuals everywhere, but I have seen the rich being lazier than the poor. These rich individuals are more likely to have an opportunity to make say $500/hr. It is hard for both poor and the rich to be lazy then. If this opportunity was offered to both a poor man and a rich man, both will work very hard at this. However, the poor will work hard here because he has to cover his basic needs while the rich is not doing this for the same reason, but he is more likely be doing this out of greed, a disease that is ruining America