Despite rhetoric from both sides of the aisle, the US is already a socialist country. The economy is suffering because of an over-regulating, over-taxing, over-reaching government.
Forget politics. Forget right wing / left wing rhetoric. Forget the conservative / liberal paradigm. Let's all agree that Home Depot is a great American institution who played a major role in building up our real estate enterprise. Today, the regulatory and business climate is so burdensome, that the founder of Home Depot said he couldn't have started Home Depot today.