America's aversion to "socialism"? What makes people in the U.S. so fearful of government involvement in financial markets and social welfare? I don't get it. I'm thinking about the Republican presidential debate the other night. Some of the tea partiers in the audience applauded after the moderator asked Ron Paul a hypothetical question on letting an uninsured 30 year old die. Clearly, the right wing is skilled at convincing poor and working class whites that the government is their enemy. Other countries with similar demographics like Canada, France and Britain reject right wing economic policies. So, what makes them so appealing to Americans?