President Obama claims income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time." If so, he need look no further than his own party, where 2016 White House hopeful Hillary Clinton is a pretty strong "one percenter."

Democratic strategist Matt Angle of the Lone Star Project dismisses a recent column in a New York paper.

"The article that republicans are pointing to is written by a movie reviewer who knows maybe a little bit about the bad 'Transformer' movie but he doesn't know anything about economics."

Angle says republicans want to keep people poor.

"Republicans, basically, if they made it up the ladder they want to pull it up behind them. A lot of them were born at the top of the ladder."

But Harris County GOP Chairman Paul Simpson says the democrats have been caught on this issue.

"It's the hypocrisy of these democratic leaders and politicians; pretending to care about the middle class but in fact being bankrolled by their own wealthy donors."

Simpson says it's a cynical strategy.

"You just want to create jealousy; pit one class against another. It's really divisive and I guess it's of a piece with the democrat approach to divide society along as many lines as they can."

Clinton, who commands $200,000 speaking fees claims her family was broke when it left the White House.