You can't throw a rock these days without hitting a Republican that parrots that the country is headed toward socialism. Like with many of their mantras, this one has very little basis in fact. This week The Atlantic reported the percentage of corporate and business assets held by the U.S. Government; which is 0.21%. They also produced the following chart which makes for a striking visual defying the right wing frenzy about "encroaching socialism".
ht: Daily Kos