You don't seem to realize it, but *your* type of viewpoint is the kind that keeps things from progressing, makes them stagnate, and leads to bad shit all around.
"I work hard to make my money. Most people who have money work hard to make it. People who don't work or don't have enough money are lazy."
First off, most of the top few percentage of the wealthy don't do jack all for work - they piggy-back on the backs of tens of thousands of employees, they take advantage of poorly-structured systems, or they flat out cheat their way into cash.
In the current economic state, jobs are not easy to get, despite experience, education, etc. You might have a job, but many people who try CONSTANTLY to find work, still can't get a job. This is simply not a healthy situation for a country to be in.
Even if you have a job, it's generally not enough. I live in Georgia; to pay rent/bills/living expenses for a passingly livable condition on your own, you would need to work 80+ hours per week at a minimum wage job. GA is only about midway on that curve; in worse places, it's nearly 120+ hours a week.
Change is absolutely necessary, but anyone in the country with real power (read: with enough money) resists that change with everything they have. It's the nature of the beast. And if the citizenry of the US were to take arms against the government and wealthy "elite," and the armed forces were to do *anything* to stop them, then it'd prove what I, and many others, have already thought for years - that the majority of those in the forces are nothing but tools.