The wealthiest in our Nation wants us to disavow socialism so they can reap all the benefits of socialism for themselves and sadly it seems to be working with 25% of Americans. Their mantra? Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the rest of us which is exactly how income inequality thrives. Actually you’re wrong. You’re one of many who thinks Socialism is taking from workers and giving to those who don’t work. That is nonsense. Actually Socialism was all about the workers. Socialism means nationalizing the means of production so that lower-level workers would have more of a say so in the workplace. The I just want to drink bake stuff and watch christmas movies shirt of taking money from those who work and giving it to those who don’t is ‘abuse of social programs’, not Socialism. Adam Vishy Socialism, Nazism, communism are collectivist, altruist, mystic-based systems that always wind up ruining things.19th-century capitalist America produced wealth at a rate the world hadn’t ever seen. I assume, as a socialist, you believe that an individual can be forced to pay for another individual’s needs. The line between socialism and fascism is very thin. Shame on socialists. I suppose you don’t realize that wealth is created by the wealthy. Reread the Declaration of Independence of the USA. “Pursuit of happiness,” but you have to catch it yourself. My objection to Obama, btw, goes way further than his anti-gun stance. My objection to socialism comes from reading hundreds of books on both pro and anti. I read most of what Marx wrote, for a starters. Marty Lewinter, I wonder why this so-called educated elitist cannot read. A couple of comments on this post says it all but they keep bashing we in the red states to quote some!