Well, here's a voice from the past that hits our plutocracy squarely on its head:
"Hear me people: We now have to deal with another race---small and feeble when our fathers first met them, but now great and overbearing. Strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and the love of possessions is a disease with them. They take their tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule."
- Chief Sitting Bull
Source: Information Clearing House.
Speaking of austerity cuts for the poor: Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan $1,132,861,364,615.
Plus, as old J. P. Morgan (the Financial Astrology buff) once said, "Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy."