Some times the simplest concepts get lost in argument and everyone misses a major point.
Take universal health care.
If the government provides health coverage, businesses no longer have to. When you buy a GM car, $1500 goes to paying for health care of GM workers. Businesses are bogged down by these costs. God knows how the economy would take off if you took this burden off of U.S. businesses.
GM is in the car business, not the healthcare business. We should support universal health care and join the rest of the world, who pay less, and are more satisfied. Yeah, there will need to be tweaking for efficiency, but we’re Americans, we can solve those problems.
But apparantly I'm a Socialist or Communist for supporting such a wacky idea.