Why are americans afraid of socialism?
A theme that I encounter more and more often is the fear of americans of socialism? We've had in this forum very long debates about social healthcare and the the recent failure of the bailout plan can also be somewhat attributed to this fear of the government owning businesses.
I can understand why the rich don't want socialism, but not the common people. Do they honestly expect to get rich from the middle class up through the magic of capitalism or do they simply not care that their neighbor can't pay for his medicine or the son or daughter of his or her friend can't go to college because the family can't afford it?