If there was ever any doubt that President Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist, this should remove it. In 2008, Obama was endorsed by, and was a member of, the far-left New Party. The New Party could best be described as social democratic in orientation. It is committed to socialism based on principles of social justice, community, responsibility, and democracy.
Two questions arise: (1) Who gets to define social justice, community, responsibility, and democracy? and (2) What is allowed if we do not agree with the definitions?
Anyway, back to Obama. Did you know that there were extremely close ties between Obama, the New Party in Chicago, and ACORN? And Obama has ties to the Democratic Socialists of America, which is associated with Socialist International. And did you know that Obama's father wrote a paper called "Problems Facing Our Socialism" that advocates 100% taxation of the rich, communal ownership of land and the forced confiscation of privately controlled land.
I guess 2008 was a very busy news year, so the MSM totally missed Obama's ties with socialism.
Further, while speaking at the University of Michigan in 2010, Obama said: Don't call our socialism "socialism!" He continued: We must doctor our language as well.
Unionized public-sector employment is the essence of the left's moral ideal. No one has to worry about making a profit. Generous health-care and retirement benefits are provided to everyone by the government. Comfortable pay is mandated by legislative fiat. The work rules are militantly egalitarian: pay, promotion, and job security are almost totally independent of actual job performance. And because everyone works for the government, they never have to worry that their employer will go out of business. In short, public employment is an idealized socialist economy. Put it all together, and you have the Democrats' version of Utopia.