Maybe President Barack Obama was ad-libbing from his teleprompter recently when he ventured onto the shaky economic/ideological soil of wealth redistribution during remarks at a rally in Illinois. What Obama said had sort of an off-the-cuff whiff to it. Touting financial reforms being debated in Congress, the president said his administration isn’t pushing new regulations “because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned.” Then came the Freudian quip: “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Ah, yes! And conservatives everywhere are thinking Obama would be fine with the federal government telling Americans where that certain point is. Conservatives may be paranoid (or just think they’re paranoid), but Democrats keep saying things like that: Obama’s exchange with Joe the Plumber during Campaign 2008, a congressman talking about tax increases on the wealthy because “they won’t miss” the money, Dick Gephardt infamously musing years ago that the rich were merely the beneficiaries of “life’s lottery.” Karl Marx would be proud. Seriously, Democrats don’t hate wealth. Without it they’d have nothing to spread around.