Hey, this is not me talking, blame Newsweek.
If we fail to acknowledge the reality of the growing role of government in the economy, insisting instead on fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century terms and tactics, then we are doomed to a fractious and unedifying debate. The sooner we understand where we truly stand, the sooner we can think more clearly about how to use government in today's world.
Read the article. To sum up,
1. We're pretty much socialist already, and only going to become more so in the future.
2. And if you're mad about it, it's Bush's fault!
3. But really, we're there already, so let's just learn to deal.
Unbelievable. During the 2008 campaign, no Obama supporter would ever admit that the senator from Illinois would move us closer to becoming a socialist state.