Another example of how capitalism fails us as a people. Not only is it ridiculously easy to make more money once you have it (investments, buying expertise and skills, etc.), it's very difficult to get out of the poor-hole once you're in it. This paints a clear picture of a system that favours the rich and has nothing but contempt for the poor.
It is, in short, completely at odds with the democratic ideals we claim to hold.