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Old 08-29-2019, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
The view many conservatives have of liberals is that 1) liberals want to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor and/or 2) liberals have something against the wealthy. Whether this view is accurate or not is beside the point; that's the view many conservatives have.

So when someone like Obama signs multi-million dollar book deals and buys a $15 million house, conservatives think "hypocrisy."
First of all, Obama's not a Liberal. But even so: how would it be hypocritical if Obama favored redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor when that includes taking a lot of wealth from a rich person called Barrack Obama?

He doesn't say that all rich people—except for himself—should pay higher taxes. Because THAT would be hypocritical.