I used to know a fairly affluent couple who liked to visit New York from time to time to gawk at the homeless. They would go for a hansom cab ride, have dinner at a nice restaurant, and then do a bit of slumming. Somehow I could never quite get my mind around poor people as a form of entertainment.
And what about this assumption that poverty is so widespread in naughty capitalist America that you can hardly help but find a soup kitchen on every street corner?
Wishful thinking on the part of Democrats.