I read somewhere that Socialism in the USA would be an option if the rich keep getting richer and the poor continue getting poorer. We don't need no freaking socialism we just need to restore the regulations that were put in place to protect John Q. and Jane Q. Public. For instance, the banks were localized by regulation to prevent state and regional banks from profiteering in another area's "downturn." Financial institutions and utilities were "set free" to allow them to participate in the free market without the restraints of their "charters." So what happened and what's happening now? The Publics, bless their hearts, have lost their savings and homes and jobs and pensions over and over and over.