I thought of a few ways fun ways to clear up the socialism confusion running rampant in this country. So, here goes method #1:
So – cial – ism (noun) : a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
American Heritage Dictionary
So – cial- ism (noun): Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
You’ll note that allowing people to earn a living and then implementing a progressive taxation system is not the definition of Socialism, nor is universal health care.