especially since what Americans call a "liberal", Europeans call a socialist.
The term "conservative" was coined by the left to make rightthinking people look like a bunch of stone age idiots who can't stand "progress". The left call themselves "progressive"...
In reality it's the left that can't stand progress, or rather they want change for the sake of change and only towards goals that have been shown time and again to lead to disaster (world communism, socialised healthcare, massive government, skyhigh taxes, total government control over everyday life, nationalisation of industry, etc. etc.).
... add to this wars, wars, endless wars. That alone makes many rich people. People in charge of things like Halliburton, Blackwater, Boeing, etc. etc etc.