You see, it's not what you make, but what you make of what you make. The "Rich/Mid-Class" Make - Save - Invest - Make more. The "Welfare" Take - Spend - Waste - Take more. BTW during the "Invest" portion of this equation, the "Rich & Middle Class" actually create jobs with the money they "Saved". To "Save", they had to live like true "Poor" for a while. It's called Delayed Gratification. Something the LIBS don't teach.