The poor don't get to vote, because they vote for the best promise. Some people here voted for the price of a T- shirt. No one in his right mind would promise houses to 45 million people when 5 million people have to pay for it. It's just not realistic. But the poor believe it, so in a half baked effort to try and at least look credible while the government rapes the country the infrastructure falls apart and were all left with nothing. No poor, no rich, no middle class, no internet, no electric, just goats and cows while the grass lasts.
You can live in your idealistic world, but over here the reality is a bit starker.
Read what I posted. Rolling power cuts, internet slower than pigeons.
No electric, no internet, no money, google Zimbabwe. The pattern is clear and well established.
The only way to help the poor is to make the people who know how to make money make money faster. Help the rich!!! And it will trickle down as they spend and get taxed. You do not take the incentive away from your earners, because they will leave, they're clever enough and welcome enough elsewhere.
So we can be nice to each other - buy the poor houses they voted for - while we neglect the infrastructure and all sit here in the dark and wondered what the hell happened, not even a decade from now, but next week.
Or we can get hard arsed and exclude the uneducated from voting. Voting for a T-shirt does not bring prosperity. I would expect a tax paying voter to be able to at least understand that.