Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney: Who’s More Socialist?
Barack Obama is widely considered to be the most socialist U.S. president in history. He has instituted the so-called “Obama Care” and solidified government control over several American industries that had typically been overseen by the private sector or a more mixed form of socialism.
Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger in 2012’s presidential election, has also been described as one of the country’s most socialist Republicans. As governor of Massachusetts, he crafted the “Romney Care” healthcare package, which many have cited as the inspiration for Obama’s current national mandate.
Others have pushed for government-funded healthcare, often stating that the U.S.A. is one of the only fully developed nations that does not offer its citizens “free” healthcare. What is your opinion about socialism in America, and which major-party candidate do you think would lead America in a more socialist direction between 2013 and 2017?