The "S" word has been bandied about alot lately especially by the Republicans when describing this recent stimulus bill. I am talking about "socialism". It seems that the democrats are ashamed of this label. Why? Lets face it. This country has been slowly sliding in a direction of Keynesian socialism long before this. A little here and a little there implemented by Republicans as well as Democrats but more by Democrats. We all benefit in some way by a little socialism now and then. Maybe an unemployment check, government grant for college tuition, social security check, social security disability, welfare check, WIC, food stamps, minimum wage, SCHIP program, public education etc. My questions are these: What is the difference between the Democrat Party and the Socialist Party? And why are they ashamed of being labeled Socialists? And cant most Americans admit that they really want a Socialist form of government?