The argument about whether Republicans or Democrats care more about the poor is fascinating. One writer thinks that any help given to the poor perpetuates poverty, and that all we need to do is to make our economy workable problem solved! But, because of Republican economics making the rich richer and increasing the gap between the very rich and everyone else we cannot have an economy that works. We cannot have an economy where we all can participate.
So unless you are a multimillionaire, we all need help coping with the problems like health care, diminishing income, etc. Democrats want to try to solve these problems, but all Republicans want to do is increase the gap and deny that there are any problems. This is sending more of the middle class below the poverty line.
So, who hates the poor? Republicans love the poor so much they want to increase their numbers.