I read a lot of comments on here that feel the US is socialistic (or getting that way). Can anybody give me a definition of what socialistic means to them? To me, the US is not socialistic. I think the concept some of you get confused with socialism is the concept of a welfare state (click here for link to definition), which could be used to refer to pretty much every 1st world country out there. In other words, I think a lot of you have no idea what you are talking about when you throw the word "socialistic" around. But then again, I could be wrong. It's not an issue I've done a lot of research on.