Some of you may or may not be familiar with the Human Development Index (HDI). Basically its a scale used to chart life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide and give them a score based on these factors, put together by the UN. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...h_human_development_.28developed_countries.29 Over the past decade or so the top performers have ROUTINELY been the socialist countries. So I'm curious, why is it that I hear people screaming about how Obama is a socialist and trying to "ruin" the USA with Socialism. Seems to me a touch of socialism would help pull you in the right direction. Also, lets be VERY clear here. . . Obama (or any other democrat) has never proposed anything even CLOSE to true socialism, so lets try to avoid gross hyperbole in this discussion shall we?