Economic equality simply means making the middle class as poor as the lower class. As politicians are the upper class, they certainly won't be voting to take it out of their own pockets. And I can't afford a $10 hamburger for someone to ask "do you want fries with that"? It might help the lower class, but I doubt anyone with $$ actually goes for fast food. So, once again, the middle class will shoulder the burden because of lack of educational motivation on the part of others who can't get any other job. My son is a combat medic. Care to guess what he makes when he puts his life on the line for the freedom we all share?