Mother-Son talk (an admittedly poor response to A Fair Perspective):
A young man was about to graduate from college. Unlike many his age he thought for himself and decided that he was just to the left of liberal, a sort-of-Democrat based on experience, and was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs until a better system came along.
He was deeply ashamed, however, that his mother was the CEO of a clothing store, a feeling he politely discussed with her on occasion. Based on the critical-thinking he honed in college and the stimulating discussion that allowed him to practice it, he felt that his mother had for years harbored and evil, destructive desire for money, and believed that she was well enough off that she should support others less fortunate than herself.
One day he had a heated discussion with his mother about her opposition to being taxed to help others.
His mother, flustered, asked condescendingly how he had done in school. He responded as an adult, commenting that he had high GPA, that it was difficult but enjoyable to maintain. He talked about his difficult course load and the frequent long nights spent studying.
His mother laughed and asked how his brother was doing in school. He responded, sadly, that his brother was having a tough time, despite working pretty hard.
His mother responded by asking why he didn't share his GPA with his brother, and it would all be a little fairer.
He thought for awhile and responded that the comparison is invalid.
His mother, haughtily, asked if he was really just afraid to give up his hard earned money to a greedy, lazy, lying, deranged beggar who would just use it frivolously.
The young man smiled and responded, "Well, I buy clothes from your store, so I guess I'm not afraid of that."