“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. — Proverbs 14:31
“History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.” — Jeffrey D. Sachs
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17
“Nothing that you have not given away will ever truly be yours.” C.S. Lewis,
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Isaiah 10:1-3
Rev. Barney talks about shaming children over not having lunch money.
http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert/poor.htm List of the Bible Ver talking about the Poor