Entitled rich folks will ignore the fact that they exist because 'they will never vote for you'. Mitt Romney is a prime example of how a large amount of people feel about the poor. These folks don't want to spend a dime helping anyone else because they have this flawed mentality that everyone has the same drive and networking opportunities to succeed as they have. They cannot fathom the concept that they aren't self made and required no help from anyone so they dont see a problem that needs fixing, they see whining people wanting handouts.
This is why there poor people stay poor, the rich don't want to help out.