Good morning! This is not precisely news. Refer to Prof. John Kenneth Galbraith's "The Affluent Society (1957) and the original "the Environmental Handbook" (1970). Look, for that matter at George Orewell's "1984" (1949). The goal is control. Using poverty as a means of suppression and control has been recognized for a long time. These are people who viscerally hate freedom. "Capitalism" is just another name for "Liberty." Barack Obama wants to be Fidel Castro.