We also hear Mark Cuban say taxes on the wealthy should be raised.
That's fine if he believes that. But there's a difference between Mark Cuban wealthy and the many small business owners who are considered wealthy that gross about $1M in revenue a year and who's profits can vary wildly from year to year while also having to take on more and more increased tax burdens with the likes of Obamacare and what's left to pay themselves they get taxed on again.
Those incremental tax increases and business regulations are inhibiting that guy, not the Mark Cuban's of the world. Yet the onus is on him. He is considered wealthy by many. So I guess it depends on Cubans' definition of the word.
As to liberals' view of the Shark Tank, so far from them I see an agreement fully that capitalism is not limited to a few individuals, but is indeed open to all. So far all the liberals have answered in the affirmative for capitalism. I have to say that's encouraging at least. I don't think the true Marxist liberals have weighed in on the show yet, but some self-defined liberals have, and they are in agreement that capitalism is open to all individuals and can lead one from working class to wealthy.
We all have to start on some common ground to move forward. Maybe the appeal of a popular mainstream show is a start.
The question was sincere, despite my obvious bias. I find it ironic that a primetime show that depicts raw capitalism is popular at a time when it seems most of the country wants to move away from that concept or simply doesn't agree with it. Do those on the left watch it and cringe?