Ron Paul Supporters Please Try To Clarify This Stupidity in Anything but Football Posted January 9, 2012 The difference between Cap and Steve is that Cap doesn't use socialism as a catch-all buzzword to define any form of government that he doesn't like instead of the classic tactic of branding your opponent a communist. Concerning Canada, I think it's fair to say that there are strong socialist roots in Canada's modern government. The New Democratic Party even refers to themselves as democratic socialists. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing though. Outside of strict authoritarian regimes, no government is purely what they are advertized as. The U.S. has never been a strictly capitalist society, and is more of a corporatist oligarchy today. Personally, I'm economically centrist and fairly liberal socially. Paul's social policy is what appeals to me, particularly when you look at how he wants to handle foreign policy with our military. Fiscally, I don't see how he can't be liked right off the bat seeing how he isn't in bed with big business. He's not going to be throwing your tax dollars into corporate coffers, that's for sure.