Not to be confused with communism, which offers little incentives for people to work.
Bob: If poor people get sick it's their own damned fault. Gimme more high end tax cuts!
Ben: Socialists are just hippie communists!
Ted: Not bad, the new socialistgovernment just took my paycheck to help build a 10 mile bridge to an unpopulated island.
Ivan: You couldn't buy anything anyway, the government controlled economy doesn't produce consumer goods.
Socialists also tend to think that the hard working people should pay for their lazy neighbor to go to the hospital as well. Kind of like Barack Obama. Even though the lazy neighbor is completely useless and spent their Obama Check on beer and cigarettes, hardworking people should pay for their healthcare. The hardworking person only wants to keep their money because they're a greedy asshole, not because they worked hard for it or anything.
*Regulated economic market (no monopolies- therefore more selection for the public)
*A smaller rich/poor divide.
*a generally higher tax rate in exchange for high quality public services and transport etc.
on the politcal compass- they can be found in the bottom left quadrant.
Capitalist= Right Wing
Socialist= Left Wing
commonly mis-associated with a communist
'from each according to their means, to those according to their needs'
2. One who believes in believes in limited personal liberty, and more government control over ones life.