From my point of view, all of our public assets, including our schools, road & highway system, public transit, public lands, hydroelectric dams… have been operated for the benefit of all americans – this is our socialistic system. Their was some expansion of this system, as our government began to support various private industries, like several airlines, Amtrack, social security, medicare, children’s health insurance protection and other government sponsored programs. More recently, bailout of banking, insurance and auto industry – leading to more public control or government control of these industries. I think most or all of this socialism was initiated before Obama was President. He’s just going along with these programs, because they are a benefit to all Americans and there is no other entity able to handle these responsibilities or the funding necessary for operation.