The Fundamental Paradox

Those numbers are misleading of course. A substantial number of the 99% support the aims and values of the 1%. Poor people are viewed with similar contempt and fear by the well-kept 1% and their professional servant class.
Poor people know what the score is. If they attempt to rise up, they will be killed by the US military—the rich people's security force. Yet, rising up AGAINST is the only way to rise up at all. Waiting for the trickle-down is waiting to drown.

The deal (or contract) has been broken, burned, trashed. The rich don't need anybody else any longer. The 99% have been dumb enough to enable the 1% to rise to their current mastery of the world. That was a mistake that is not going to get fixed by electing different flavors of suits sucking Wall Street's giant $.