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Contrary to what many think, the "upper class" is not always the richest of the rich, and they are not necessarily conservative.

For example, Bill Gates, despite being one of the richest men on the planet, does not really fit in with the traditional American upper crust. As far as politics, the Boston Brahmins, who are the epitome of "upper class," were liberal.
"Jackie Onassis was upper class but poor." - Paul Johnson, in his book A History of the American People
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Paper product used as a barrier against unwanted messes, such as the liner at the bottom of a bird cage.
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The Upper Class defines many different subspecies of humans (despite the small percentage of the population) of mainly two areas, Old Money and New Money.

The first species (Homo Republicanus) generally consists of old money. Homo Republicanus are generally very stubborn and angry and shouldn't be interacted with directly. They complain that the working class (they are called working for a reason) need to get off their lazy asses and should get harvard diplomas, afterall the upper class are working hard playing golf and paying their servants. Homo Republicanus believes that the liberals are communist and consider anyone below them in social class to be filthy peasants.

The second species (Nouveau riche Anubis) consists of more new money. Bill Gates would be an example, as well as many other people that have worked hard to become rich. Many people in this group are discriminated against by species such as Homo Republicanus because they aren't inbred and because they "intentionally" weren't born into the Upper Class. Although "new money" generally has more importance than Homo Republicanus because most of them have contributed to society instead of inherit wealth.
"Ew! Mother, why are we driving through a landfill?"- A young Upper Class person driving through an upper-middle class neighborhood in a lamborghini

"Those liberal commies. Why should the poor people have rights and taxes lower than us?"- An Upper Class Homo-republicanus complaining about people with less money than him
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The richest of the rich. Those who need not work again. Diveded into new money and aristocracy. Always conservative.
Move out of the way, the upper class want you house.
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Rich dickheads that care only for money and are selfish. They don't care about anyone lower than them and they will shelter their offspring to the point where their offspring turns up their noses at the lower class, to the point of where the lower class usually gets out whatever weaponry they have to hand and bludgeons the upper class offspring. Upper class people are usually to be found throwing events of high social status such as garden parties and lavish functions such as those, which are best avoided.

Upper class people are also highly bigoted and will boast of how good they are to every single person around them who is rich and idiotic enough to believe that bullshit. They like to spend heaps on unnecessary shit like designer clothes, latest toys/gadgets, fast cars.
Ricky: 'Did you see that upper class person on the news the other day? She was complaining about how the poor people make her house smell with all their filth.'
Dicky: 'Next time she complains I'll go round to her house and break her nose.'
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