If you're so worried about socialism taking over, I suggest you start shooting down any CURRENT Medicare, Medicaid, SS, Wellfare, Housing / Roadwork / Utilities, or Unemployment bills out there. Pronto.
These are all socialistic in nature and origin. They always have been, and always will be.
"Socialized" Healthcare is indeed an epic fail in itself, take a look at Canada. And I don't mean Michael Moore's bullshit documentaries that show the upper class getting all kinds of amazing treatment, I mean the lines of people waiting outside a clinic because 50 other people have a head cold. People DIE because of it. No, the big bad commie didn't eat them, the "funny feeling" they got at 9:30 am after going for a walk turned out to be an oncoming heart attack that struck while they were still in line to register.
However... Social Security? Wellfare? They're supposed to keep you at the same level as everyone else. How many times have you filed for this? How many of you, or your friends or parents or relatives are on this?
Socialism is here. Why? Because democracy doesn't work. Hell, we don't even have a democracy. We're a republic, that likes to tout true democracy like it's actually something tangible or sustainable.
Now before you start trashing me for being an Obama fan, don't. I hate Obama. He's idealistic, inexperienced, and has been covering his own ass for over a year for all the half-baked and completely moronic things he's done and people he's associated with. He's not a socialist, he's just lost in dreamland.
Cap and Trade is a good concept ON PAPER, but certainly not in an economic downturn. It would have been great if they implemented it 11 years ago... Maybe. But not if you'd like to keep the tradition of having a DD and a project car. That 740 with a hi-flo cat you were looking at to kick around in while your S60R is on a lift just went from 1200 bucks to 1400, IF you're lucky. And if you think 3.00 a gallon for gas is bad... Just wait. Prices are going to go up regardless, never mind if we put a carbon emissions cap on everything that moves.