So, every now and then, I log back on to a forum I used to frequent that has a very heavy conservative lean to it. Some might call it a right-wing echo chamber. Today, there was a discussion about how concentrated wealth is at the top, and one guy has taken over the conversation informing everyone of how "it really is". His opinion (well, fact if you ask him) seems way out there to me, and I was just wondering if this actually held traction. His insinuation was basically that government, and specifically Democrats, work hard to make sure that the middle class fades out and push as many people as possible to be poor so that they can fund their benefit programs with the taxes from the extremely wealthy since they would get richer. Part two was that Democrats try to make as many people as possible as poor as possible because that's how they will get their votes (from the people who require handouts). And the best way to fix these problems is to raise taxes on the poor and cut taxes on the rich. Now, at first you think...oh, it's just some tomfoolery, like when I might jest that Republicans want all poor people to die so they can give the rich all the money. Obviously a joke. But after about two-dozen posts, it became clear that he was serious. So, is this actually a widely-held opinion?