Why are Liberals so envious of the Rich?

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  1. BillWest165 profile image56
    BillWest165posted 12 years ago

    We should admire the rich. Not attack them with class warfare. In a free society being rich is something to aspire to. It provides incentive. If you don't make it it's your fault. Not other rich people. Why are Liberals so jealous of the rich?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Texas?  Baptist?  lol

    2. DonDWest profile image71
      DonDWestposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't envy the rich, it just so happens that in this era most of the rich happen to be criminals. It's not so much that you're rich that bothers me; it's how you got there. . .

      1. Disturbia profile image60
        Disturbiaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        So you're talking about the street gangs that use kids to sell drugs on street corners, right?   Because you're certainly not talking about me, or most of the other honest, hardworking small business owners I know who might be considered "rich" by some standards.

        1. DonDWest profile image71
          DonDWestposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I don't consider small business owners rich, relatively speaking, when I say "rich", I mean multi-billionaires.

    3. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      First step toward worshiping greed. I personally admire those who do good things. I don't give a monkeys how much money you have, what I care about is how you live. I admire firefighters, teachers, doctors, even street cleaners and garbage men, they all do a job that makes this world a better one and deserve admiration for it. If they are rich, thats cool, if they are poor they are still admirable, more so then celebrities and politicians. Our love of greed is why so many think your worth as a person has to do with your bank account, and get depressed etc. when they don't make it as celebs too. People talk about an attitude of entitlement that leads to things like the London riots, well that attitude is there because greed is God and the free markets are the alters we sacrifice the 'salt of the earth' workers on.

    4. supplies expert profile image60
      supplies expertposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't believe I should admire the rich at all. But also, I don't think that just because they're rich that they should have to pay less or more money to taxes which goes to people who didn't do anything for it. I believe that if anyone wants to collect welfare, they should create a job for those people. Even if it's something as simple as having to go around and cleaning up the litter on the side of highways. I work for my money, why shouldn't the people on welfare.

    5. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      We should form and express our own opinions, not parrot what we hear on talk radio and Fox News.

      1. recommend1 profile image60
        recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        The gullible are by nature parrots - and which church gave you the right to form an opinion by yourself !!   big_smile

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          The U-U's.

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image58
            MelissaBarrettposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    6. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am liberal, and rich. I have enough money to do everything I want to from traveling the world to buying an iPad.  As such I don't feel any need to envy those with as much or more money when I have more than enough for my needs.

      I think your assumptions might be a little off.  I don't want anything from the rich but that they/we take care of the poor and disadvantaged.

    7. Shinkicker profile image53
      Shinkickerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Why the blanket term 'Liberals'? What does that really mean? How many disparate groups does it cover?

      Same goes for the 'Rich' as that covers a lot of diversity too. Convenient labels just over-simplify and polarise.

  2. Cagsil profile image69
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Bad perception.

    1. Paul Wingert profile image60
      Paul Wingertposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      They're just as many rich liberals as there are rich conservatives. I personally could care less about the rich.

  3. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    I've never met a rich person I would trade places with if I had to be them.  smile

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Rich is relative.  To someone living in the streets, a person with a home in a middle class neighborhood who drives a BMW might be rich, to Paris Hilton, that same person's income wouldn't buy dinner for her dog.  So, it all depends on how you define rich and at what income level does someone suddenly become rich?  Also, there are more ways to be rich than just to have money in the bank.

  4. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    Why would liberals envy the rich? I think you are confused. There are ways to get rich that don't take advantage of others. There are ways to get rich that don't break financial systems.

    A profit must be a fair profit. If you want to be a robber baron, you were born in the wrong generation. Those are the rich I have an extreme distaste for, but no envy of.

  5. mesacleanpools profile image59
    mesacleanpoolsposted 12 years ago

    Lol, that's a pretty ignorant question.

    I"m big time conservative and don't understand the liberal mind-set, however I do understand people with liberal views generally have completely different values in life.

    I don't believe being "rich" is necessarily admirable, rather how you become rich is what is admirable. For instance, I admire people like Warren Buffet but not those like Carl Ichan

  6. recommend1 profile image60
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    Liberals are just the other side of the coin to conservatives - they are both either rich or @ss-licking them - Then there are the Socialists who only exist as a counter to the Conservatives, then there are the huge majority of people in the middle who are neither but that contain within their ranks the Creationist idiots who make up a dumb army of voters for whoever is their fat controller.


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