Why is socialism a dirty word in america?

i think full blown socialism is an ineffective form of economy, but some aspects of it are good... social democracy is a particularly good implementation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy and dont give me your talking point about "taking my paycheck to pay someone elses bill", you... show more i think full blown socialism is an ineffective form of economy, but some aspects of it are good... social democracy is a particularly good implementation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_democracy

and dont give me your talking point about "taking my paycheck to pay someone elses bill", you obviously dont understand what socialism is
Update: social democracy is basically regulated capitalism
Update 2: if i wanted to live in a socialist country id move to sweden, cuz it works out quite well for them
Update 3: @captain: america was also founded on the idea of slavery. it wasnt a perfect nation that went downhill, it was an imperfect nation that slowly improved. its just in a rough patch now
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