The Obama plan has bits and pieces of different plans, but at the core is socialism. What the idea is, is to improve the lives of those who have not by taking (as Biden puts it) money from those who have more of it and giving it to the ones who don't in order to equalize society by "spreading the wealth around". So if you are a person who has worked very hard to earn your wealth, you will give some of it to Obama, who will decide to whom it should go. This is not like the Capitalist plan which says that you keep what you earn, and with that is a duty to help others by one's desire to do so, in doing the same through hard work and effort. So when you jump into the voting booth, the choice is a simple one. Do you want to keep what you earn, or, would you rather have Obama spread it around.