Every American needs to watch this, it is a must see! It explains the history of Socialism and why it is always a bad decision to go down the path of bigger government because it is NOT about helping the people its about power and control. Bigger Government is Socialism.
Socialism was never meant to be a system to 'help the people'. It is, from its inception, a system of mass management of populations, on behalf of a self-appointed governing class, the "intelligentsia."
It's a system by which that governing class uses the powers of the state to take control over (and from then on, manage) each and every aspect of society, according to its own particular whims.