Why are so many celebrities endorsing higher taxes on the rich and thus themsselves? Surely the answer is obvious. Guilt. More specifically guilt about their good luck. Even those who work hard know that the biggest reason they are where they are is because they were born with extreme talent. And that in a capitalistic society, extreme talent is often rewarded way out of proportion to what it contributes. Most rich people “deserve” what they have because they worked super hard and do things to make the country stronger. But someone born with perfect pitch and thriving because of it can’t really say that. And they know it.
(One notable exception is Glenn Beck. He almost certainly thinks his wealth comes from the fact that he has great ideas. He probably won’t admit the truth which is that the main reason he does so well is that he has the talent of an entertainer and is therefore great in the presentation of the ideas. He could be a liberal and do just as well.)