The rich hate paying taxes.
The poor want free health care and other entitlements.
The old don't want Social Security or Medicare cuts.
The young want free education, among the many other things already provided them.
In the end, everybody wants more, and everybody seems to feel like their 'more' should come from somebody else.
At the risk of sounding like I am defending those who need it least, those that resist paying more in taxes are the only ones that are trying to hang on to what they personally earned. Virtually everyone else is clinging to something that somebody else provided. In light of that, I find it a little disingenuous that the wealthy are the ones most commonly vilified.
In truth, we're all selfish. Very soon, that must change.