Another perspective: Bill Clinton brought the war on the poor to fruition back in the 1990s. The number of Americans in poverty has soared, and we threw away the tools that were necessary for repairing the damage, and rebuilding. We are now 20 years deep into a hell of a war on the poor. This has split apart the Dem voting base, and has deeply divided those who are not on the right wing. As Hillary Clinton began preparing for her 2016 campaign, the Clinton wing in Congress voted to virtually end food stamps to the elderly poor and the disabled, cutting monthly allotments from $115 to $10 -- defining their goals.
Democrats and liberal media restrict their "inequality" discussion to the gap between workers and the rich. It's impossible to fix a problem if you don't know understand what that problem is. In real life, not everyone can work (health, etc.) and there aren't jobs for all. The US shut down/shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s -- and took the first steps to similarly "reform" Social Security, targeting the disabled. The last I heard, there are 7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.), and we have no mercy on those who are left out. The overall life expectancy of the US poor has fallen to age 60-63, something that would normally be considered a national crisis.
We have spent years making the US itself unsustainable, while pitting Americans against each other by class and race. The more people in deep poverty, the fewer the consumer purchases, the fewer products need to be made, the fewer workers are needed to make those products, the more people in poverty. Now what?