The Right is always accusing the Left of pulling people down to a shared misery.
Here is a statement by Limbaugh. "The best way to describe the Barack Obama financial plan is trickle-up poverty. Everybody who's poor is going to stay that way; people who are in the middle class are going to get poorer and on up the ladder. It's trickle-up poverty via Obama's tax increases."
What is interesting is that here in Madison all I hear is the Right saying that anyone that is in a public union needs to pay their fair share. They are always saying things like, "why should I have to take a cut in pay and not them." I try to tell them that pulling other people down isn't going to help them but most of them refuse to listen.
So the Right is really the party that supports trickle-up poverty. Not the Left. It's trickle-up poverty via union busting.