This is why poverty as understood even as recently as 100 years ago has been effectively eliminated in this country. It is why the "poor" here have a home, more than one color TV, often more than one vehicle, air conditioning, major appliances, etc.
Human beings work in order to better their lot in life (INCLUDING the wealthy). History completely obliterates the notions that a) wealth is a zero-sum game, b) wealth eliminates the need for or availability of workers - including for "dirty" jobs and c) that workers are in ANY way "enslaved". All those contentions have been completely debunked.