A non-combative, serious question for the left.

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    Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and Obama supporters, I need to hear your thoughts on this question. Information gathering here, I may ask follow-up questions but it is not my intention to argue.

    Why is it that the hollywood elite, somebusinessmen like Warren Buffet, and other rich Americans throw their full support behind obama? Even when they know that "spread the wealth" means money being taken away from them? Why would these people want everyone to have the same stuff when it would mean that they themselves had no more than anyone else?

    I ask because I'm cynical about their motives.

    NOTE: Serious answers will be read and concidered, right wing bashing for it's own sake will be ignored.
     
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    Well, scum like Warren Buffet are lying through their teeth when they talk about rasing "income" taxes on themselves. The majority of his income is through investments and not a salary which would be affected by his push for higher income taxes.

    As for the hollywood elites, many of them make easy money so they're ok with giving some away since they can easily make it back with another movie. Also, many of them feel guilty about their easy money, so sharing the wealth is ok.....as long as they don't hide the money like some do.
     
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    Thanks my friend but I was asking the lefties.
     
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    Now I know that there are a couple of lefties here today, anyone want to take a stab at the question?
     
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    I'm not left wing but I will give you my view I think it's two fold first they feel guilty about having so much so supporting Obama or a liberal spread the wealth type of candidate eases the guilt and second they know that a lot of this spread the wealth will never happen at least not to any major degree. Basically they get to feel good about their wealth while deep down knowing it's not in any real danger of being spread around.
     
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    My own personal view is similar. I just don't believe that they feel guilty at all. I think it's just that they know that it won't happen anyway.

    But, I want to know what the lefties think.
     
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    Why don't you ask them?
     
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    I mean, Obama himself is very wealthy, Sarah Jessica Parker is too, a local douchebag ambulance chaser who hosted Obama's visit to Orlando is very rich. Are these people willing, say if obama wins and coud get his way, to give away all their money and property so that the poor can have homes, three squares, cars, TVs, iPhones, etc.
     
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    Because about the only thing more important to the Hollywood Elite than money, is Image. 99% are incredibly Generous and helpful people, When ever there is a Camera near by.
     

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