It seems that conservatives were actually listening to those arguments by progressives during the healthcare debate that we're already providing "socialist" services here in the good ol' U.S.A. (e.g. libraries, policing, firefighting) that are amazingly popular. Surprisingly, they're taking it to heart:
"Tennessee County’s Subscription-Based Firefighters Watch As Family Home Burns Down"
"National Review Writers Defend County Whose Subscription-Only Firefighters Watched Home Burn Down"
Via Paul Krugman (as further evidence that he is actually a sociologist in economist clothing)