A policy of the left is to shout racism where none exists. This makes sense since the cause of racism has been appropriated by the socialists. So many initially good causes have been appropriated by socialists. Sexism, environmentalism, racism, anything that can be bent towards redistribution of wealth is used by the socialist.
Today I participated in a thread at Barrel Strength. I encourage you to read through it. A socialist shows up throwing racism comments around.
I found this clip over at The Right Scoop. Its applicable to this topic because the Tea parties have been falsely accused of racism by the left wing lame stream media.
Equality is uncontested. Socialists want more than equality, they want to take from one group and give to another group based on arbitrary reasons like race or environment or sex. To do this they must take power over both groups so that they have the ability to grant or remove rights or property. At some point Socialists end up using force to exercise their powers.
Our society already lives with a necessary evil of taxes. The socialist does not have a built in abhorrence for large government. Taxes are readily used by socialists to extend the scope of government in limitless directions. The goal is to take the individuals means of exerting power over their own lives and use those means to exert power over the individual.
There isn't a problem that socialists can see that doesn't require a new bureaucracy to administer a new program requiring a new tax. The program doesn't have to work. They typically don't. The important part is those new government jobs and yet more tax.