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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    I donít think Democrats hate wealth. My guess is most Democrats in power are wealthy. But most Americans arenít wealthy and I think many people would like to think that their politicians have some sort of understanding of where they come from. I donít begrudge Romney being born into privilege. But letís face it, he doesnít know what it is like to have to struggle financially the way most Americans do or have done at some point in their lives. It is reasonable to think that sort of disconnect will affect the way one governs.

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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Democrats love wealth. Did the OP intend to ask if liberals hate wealth?

    If so, I'd say liberals hate wealth the way adolescent kids with an attitude problem hate their parents. Vitriol at all times despite needing them day after day for their basic needs. Biting the hand that feeds.

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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I heard a Democrat challenger of the Dem ocratic incumbent for this area (state offtce) whose radio ad for the Democratic primary boasted that he "isn't rich. Isn't it time we elect a REAL Democrat?"The near total campaign theme of Obama and national democrats is that wealthy people are evil. It is the campaign against Romney. It is overall the constrant drum beating otherwise that the wealthy are evil and the Democrats are ongoing to punish them. Do Democrats hate the wealthy?
    they hate wealth they cannot control

    its amazing how so many "poor dems" go into public office and become multi millionaires

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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No, it was. You may not like my formulation of it, but it's what you said.

    In any case, Robert Reich, for one, disagrees with your assertion that liberals have "no position" on wealth:



    His cred is superior to, oh, yours vis-a-vis this particular question.

    And, of course, it confirms what I said -- liberals get their knickers in a bunch about wealth they can't control.

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    Oh, and to answer your question, the conservative position on the Moon is that we should send people back, establish a base, and use it as a launching point for sending men to Mars. This, of course, was set into action, and was proceeding apace, reaching the testing phase -- we would have watched Americans on the Moon only a few years from now -- but then Obama killed it.

    The further conservative position is that China intends to send men there, it would be better if we had people there to greet them when they do, rather than having them up there looking down at us. But once again, Mr. Obama saw fit to put the kibosh on all that.
    When your whole position here is that you can find one guy who says that wealth distribution is an issue, so you must be right, you are obviously wrong. One person is not the democratic party, or liberals, or anything. I do enjoy posters who like to tell liberals what they think, it is without exception hilarious.
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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When your whole position here is that you can find one guy who says that wealth distribution is an issue, so you must be right, you are obviously wrong. One person is not the democratic party, or liberals, or anything. I do enjoy posters who like to tell liberals what they think, it is without exception hilarious.
    Sure, Redress, but we should take YOUR word for it, because apparently YOU think YOU speak for liberals. Robert Reich is one MORE liberal than YOU cared to cite.

    Reich is a prominent liberal who spends his day conferring with other liberals and talking about liberalism in general. He's on the inside of what mainstream liberals think and what concerns them.

    But hey, perhaps you should let him know that he's wrong, because you say so, and be sure to cite your 53,000 posts here on DP as your credentials. I'm sure he'll offer up a retraction right-quick.
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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Sure, Redress, but we should take YOUR word for it, because apparently YOU think YOU speak for liberals. Robert Reich is one MORE liberal than YOU cared to cite.

    Reich is a prominent liberal who spends his day conferring with other liberals and talking about liberalism in general. He's on the inside of what mainstream liberals think and what concerns them.
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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    [QUOTE=DVSentinel;1060765587]Who's greed? You do realize that unions pushing higher and higher wages is also greed, not just corporations or rich people wanting more money. People who want the government to support them benefits and reduced taxes are also being greedy.

    So, do you really hate greed or only greed that you disagree with?[/QUOTE

    a definition of greed is an excessive desire for wealth and power. If those are your objectives to gaining wealth to me it means that you let nothing or no one stand in your way. A ruthless ambition.

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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    What a neat poll. What's the count so far? btw, how much they need to be wealthy? Gee, what if I cross the line?

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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    [QUOTE=Carleen;1060766984]
    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Who's greed? You do realize that unions pushing higher and higher wages is also greed, not just corporations or rich people wanting more money. People who want the government to support them benefits and reduced taxes are also being greedy.

    So, do you really hate greed or only greed that you disagree with?[/QUOTE

    a definition of greed is an excessive desire for wealth and power. If those are your objectives to gaining wealth to me it means that you let nothing or no one stand in your way. A ruthless ambition.
    Another definition of greed is a disire for greater wealth and possessions beyond one's needs. To seek out money/wealth for one's work beyond the fair market value of work performed. I would also add the desire to meet one's needs through intruments other than performing labor/services.

    Despite it's evil reputation, not all greed is bad. It is the most successful motivation for creation of new technology, business and ideas.
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    Re: Do Democrats hate wealth?

    Of course, the Democrats (as a body) do NOT hate wealth, in my opinion..
    Some individuals probably do, a minority, definitely, and probably a greater number than the tea-bagging conservatives..

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