If I said to you, "my attitude is that I believe in the market, I believe in
entrepreneurship, I believe in opportunity, I believe in capitalism and
I want to do what works."
Then I proceeded to say that we need to double the capital gains rate, increase the top marginal rate to 39%, raise the minimum wage, strengthen labor unions, and roll back free-trade provisions would you call me a hypocrite? Or just a politician?
If I called for all those proposals in the above paragraph, would it be fair to call me a liberal? Or should I get defensive and try to avoid being labeled?
All those statements come from Sen. Barack Obama in an interview with Maria Bartiromo of CNBC.