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A person believing in basic amounts of equality for all individuals. Different variations hold different extremes, ranging from free government-provided basic medical, financial and educational services to complete redistribution of wealth.

Does not hate America, in fact, most see it as the greatest country on Earth. But rather than sit back, ignore the problems it still has and be happy the way it is, they look for ways to further improve life for all its people.

A common feature of socialists is the desire to focus on human issues (poverty, illness and education) rather than social issues (abortion, gay marriage, religion). This causes most neoconservatives to hate them with every beat of their cold, black hearts.
Socialist: So, you don't want to pay more taxes to fund care for everyone? Fine. Let's legalize marijuana, something we spend billions of dollars a year trying to get rid of while fighting a losing battle. We'll apply heavy taxes to its sale, similar to alcohol or cigarettes, with appropriate age restrictions for purchase and use. Nonviolent offenders will be freed, and most drug dealers will forced out of business. We'll take the tax money created there -- along with the billions spent quarterly on police and federal prisons -- to actually pump Social Security back to life and establish free clinics, and expand tuition assistance. The boost to the economy from an entirely new multi-billion dollar industry will allow job growth and provide millions of people to get new or better jobs.
Neoconservative: Why do you hate America?
by Penis Christ June 05, 2007
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1.
A human being who believes that the most harmonious state of affairs would be for all to get a fair shot at financial sucess. This belief is not motivated by his own selfishness as a capitalist would have you think, but is in actuality an honorable difference of opinion. In the 1930's farmers in the mid west were plowing their corn under because it was unprofitable, and at the same time millions across America were starving. Capitalists see this as logical, while socialists find it abhorrent. In short, socialism is about production for use, not profit.
Everyone calls me a socialist because I think universal health care is more important than Ross Perot having 28 cars.
by Blunt Roller May 12, 2005
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2.
One who believes that the fruits of your labor belong to everyone else but you. Most favor high taxes to support a bloated nanny state that strips you of your rights in the name of security. Ironically these high taxes hurt the working man whom they champion. Advocates of this doctrine generally use rifles and rhetoric in political debates. They generally consider the US Constitiution as an obtacle to be overcome. Not to be confused with Democrats(Altough there are many similarities.)
Ivan: Hey Ted, hows it going?
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.
by Corpsegrinder August 19, 2007
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3.
A person who thinks that the hard working people should share their paychecks with their lazy neighbors, just because they have more money. Even though they worked hard for their money, they should still give it to their neighbor who sits on their couch watching tv all day, because it wouldn't be FAIR if the hard worker had more money.

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.
My neighbor gets 2000 dollars from the government every month because "his back hurts." Yet he spends his entire day out in his backyard, building a treehouse, a go-cart, and other projects. And Barack Obama wants me to pay for his healthcare now as well as his backyard projects. Fuck you, Obama, Pirate Socialist in Chief.
by fidutyboeiurvbyoiqeutvobieurty January 22, 2010
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4.
A person who believes in an equal and communally beneficial system of government. Someone who supports such ideas as:
*Public Health-care
*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
Socialist Motto:
'from each according to their means, to those according to their needs'
by Pookie Hayes December 20, 2006
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5.
A person who believes that giving people money will get them out of poverty, based on generalisations that all rich people and corporations and greedy, someone who believes in, ultimately limited freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and believes that some humans (government) are better than others at making decisions for everyone, although if people are truly equaly everyone would make decisions for themselves and only themselves.
Examples of Socialist states are: East Germany, Russia 1945-1989, China during Mao's regime
by Antisocialist February 10, 2006
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6.
Taking from the achievers and giving to lazy people. Keeping the populace under the government's thumb.
"We need to spread the wealth around" - Socialist Barak Obama
by james h. Richard October 22, 2008
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7.
1. One who believes that a persons body, health, soul, money, property and rights should belonng to the state.

2. One who believes in believes in limited personal liberty, and more government control over ones life.
Because they believe that your rights are granted (and taken away) by government, rather than by the individual, a socialist is just another facist totalitarian, masquerading as a humanitarian
by Ed Redding January 13, 2007
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