To a POINT it need not be bad. Every society taxes to the point of having surplus which they then spend SOMEHOW. Like both Republican AND Democratic presidents have sent billions in aid overseas, which I never have thought was the responsibility of the American taxpayer, as well as just shooting a lot of money into outer space. Then, whenever someone wants to help the poor HERE in our OWN country, everyone screams "Socialism". What is wrong with socialism is when it is overdone. How is it better to spend billions sending rockets up into Space, or sending billions to Pakistan? We should consider Christian charity demands that we help the needy here. And investing in the education of poor citizens, such as talented school children and students who cannot afford college or medical school, should be seen as an INVESTMENT by even the hardest hard line Capitalists. But They lack foresight.