You are quite correct. You are talking about people who are brain dead. The 1% as you call them are just well off and only by the luck of the draw they have not experienced what you and I have. I talk to people like this every day and who have not had any close scrapes with homelessness or getting that next meal.
Somehow, they have managed not only to think what they think, but also to actually say it aloud to our faces. They say that they worked hard for what they have thus leaving the only premise available to us….is that we are nothing but a bunch of lazy bums wanting something for nothing.
Most of those conservatives elected to Congress are not well educated in history or in economics and have a propensity for greed. It is a pernicious thing. There is no realization that it takes more time and effort to hold a man down than to help him up. It is a counterproductive tactic and it will surely bring us all down.
How can a country sustain its self and its people if the people are so poorly paid, and then, locked away for crimes, of poverty? It cannot! It is a race to the bottom but those in charge are too blind to see such simple solutions.