Under capitalism government is a necessary evil, the people view bureaucrats and politicians as public servants - and the fewer of them there are the better.
Under socialism the people view bureaucrats and politicians as their commanders. And to the demanders, the more government authority and power, the better.
As George Washington said, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Paul Ryan on the Obamacare threat: