In the progressive-liberal mind, “the rich” includes anyone presently not on welfare. With the current plan to raise the debt ceiling, the jackasses are working overtime to add to the already bursting welfare rolls. Liberals, despite their own above-average incomes, don’t think of themselves as “rich” because they “care” so much about humanity. Not that they care about actual people with messy issues. Liberals find generalities like “humanity” are so much easier and they sound more noble. BTW, the epithet “rich,” is reserved for conservatives or independents with incomes comparable to liberals.