"gimme some of what he got" attitude.
This our culture, not just the culture of the poor. The poor are just a part of the the whole culture.
Money, sugar anf fat. That's what our culture craves. It's animalistic at its core.
Indeed the argument can be made that welfare exists soley to include the poor in our obsessive consumptive culture. Welfare money is not removed from the economy, it goes right back to Walmart, Exxon, etc... The poor didn't pass those welfare laws, the rich white men did. They don't want 100% employment, that would drive up the cost of labor.