Before we clean the Liberals clock at the polls, I'd like to smash the greed myth into its constituent elements.
Lefties seem to think that Capitalism is greed. They believe that self-interest, the universal motivator, is actually greed. Because they label it greed they believe that it is bad. To be interested in ones self and well being is wrong in their view. If that were true the Soviet Union would have had no crime at all.
We can play this game too. If Capitalism is Greed then surely Socialism is Envy and Sloth rolled into one. Capitalism and Socialism are none of these things. The classic cardinal virtues and sins are the usual works of a fair or wicked heart. They have nothing whatsoever to do with the style of Government a person may live in.
The opposite of greed is charity and charity cannot be coerced. There is no goodness in the act of giving when one is forced to give. Charity is only charity when it is freely given. The idea that taxes are charity is ridiculous. Taxes are involuntary and therefore show nothing of your character. The good and the evil are both required to pay. Is an evil man good if he pays taxes? Can a good man claim any more responsibility for a government handout than for a wrongful conviction?
I'm sure you could find socialists and capitalists that display all 7 sins or virtues. In fact there is just as much or more greed to be found in China or Cuba as you could find anywhere else. The charity found in the United States dwarfs that of all other countries.
Lets just put another socialist mind trick in the bio-hazard bin shall we? Capitalism is not greed and Socialism is no virtue. One idea favors individualism while the other favors collectivism. One idea draws ingenuity from chaos while making new ideas nimble and efficient. The other seeks order and security through homogeneity and routine. One evolves while the other stagnates. One is the true hope for mankind, while the other is a cage to wither the spirit of man. Capitalism is good, while Socialism is.... you know what it is.