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When it comes to the love of money, many liberals
give Conservatives a good run for their money, so to speak,
even surpassing some of them in wealth. 
But notice these interesting differences between the two groups :

"Wealthy Liberals"
"Wealthy Conservatives"
   Rich liberals tend to at least feel embarrassed by their wealth and feel compelled to use considerable amounts of it for the benefit of the needy. They give to causes that benefit the neediest of people, often very far from home, while Conservatives tend to give to "charities" that often benefit themselves and their own families and communities, (churches, libraries, colleges, art museums), declaring that "charity begins at home".
   While Conservatives resent paying taxes that benefit others, liberals willing pay relatively high taxes, so long as the money is used prudently for people who need help.
    Like people who may not be planning to ever go to the North Pole in person, liberals at least benefit from knowing where "North" is, i.e. even if they don't always achieve it, they at least know that the ideal is to be just and generous toward the unequal and unfortunate.
   And since liberal Christians and Jews honestly admit that they do not believe every verse of the Bible to be literally and unequivocally true, there is nothing hypocritical about them not living according to scripture about which they have doubts.
   Conservatives, on the other hand, are often unashamed of being driven by "the profit motive", which is just greed in disguise.
   They work constantly to increase the advantages of the supposedly "hard working" haves, while limiting any benefits that might go to the supposedly lazy "have-nots."
    After claiming to believe everything the Bible says to be literally and unequivocally true, Conservatives then quietly ignore whatever doesn't suit their selfish, materialistic, profit-seeking lifestyle. In fact, by insisting that everything in that book is equally inspired by God, they can use whatever they need in a particular situation to argue all kinds of conflicting viewpoints. They use Paul's teaching, for example, to defend beliefs that contradict Jesus.      "Conservative Christians" ought to identify themselves as "Conservatives like Paul", since they don't want to be "Liberals Like Christ" .
See LiberalsLikeChrist.Org/ salvation
and LiberalsLikeChrist.Org/ PaulvsAll.html
Famous Rich Liberals:
  (Warren) "Buffett has long been the most trusted CEO in the world." . . .  (and the famous investment company that he heads "Berkshire's accounting record remains spotless." (from the 4/15/05 Time magazine article on him). So much for integrity. Buffett is planning to give away most of his enormous wealth to charity, trusting Bill and Melinda Gates to spend his bequests wisely.

  Bill Gates, Sr. is leading the effort of a rich liberals to preserve the Estate Tax on the wealthy. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gates, Jr. were named "Persons of the Year" (along with Bono) in 2006 because of their work on behalf of suffering mankind.

  Ted Turner pledged a $ 1,000,000,000 for United Nations programs.
(Even if you disagree with the cause, Ted gave up the use of all that money on himself.)

  Although old Joseph Kennedy got rich as a Conservative Republican, after becoming a liberal Democrat under FDR, he raised his family to give to their country, and it cost three of their four sons their lives.

Famous Rich Conservatives:
  The Bush dynasty goes back to George Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush, whose banking enterprises financed the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich.

  The "Christian" Walton Family can't seem to gouge enough money out of the suppliers and employees of its WalMart companies.

  Richard Mellon Scaife has funded any number of controversial ultra-Conservative causes, including "the Arkansas Project" to bring down President Clinton.

The reactionary right-wingers call me a "liberal" :

I refuse to pretend that racism and sexism no longer exist, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that "market forces" are some magical panacea, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe cutting the military from being able to blow up the world 10 times over down to only 8 times over is a bad thing, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe "family" means a man ruling over a wife and kids, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that money magically trickles down from the rich, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe giving a mother food stamps to feed her kids is a waste of money,
while buying the air force a billion dollar bomber it doesn't want isn't, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe cutting the taxes of the rich helps the poor, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe Rush Limbaugh has "talent on loan from God", so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that the profit motive creates virtue in people, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that "might makes right", so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe the government should control women's reproductive choices, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that single mothers are necessarily bad parents, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe only northern Europeans have culture, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe a union worker making $17/hr is overpaid while a CEO making $1 million/year is not, so they call me a liberal.
I refuse to ignore the long history of oppression, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe teaching children about cultural diversity is wrong, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe the only good jobs are ones where someone else is skimming off a profit, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe Americans are inherently superior to other nationalities, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe homosexuals are evil, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe non-Christians are evil, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe liberals are subhuman monsters, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe that things are black-and-white, so they call me a liberal.
I don't believe their lies, so the reactionaries call me a liberal.
The more they talk, the more being called a liberal sounds like a compliment.
–Douglas Giles
Bill Maher explains economic theory
using American baseball and football.

See also Why I Am A Proud Liberal
by John Cannon, publisher of Another Perspective

Conservative Treachery :

    Although you would expect "liberals" to be associated with rebellion and revolution, ever since Lincoln's day, it's been Conservatives who have been the "rebels".