Socialism is a society where production is social, the state withers away and private property is deemed obsolete, not when the State administer some things that the bourgeoisie agrees or accepts not to make profit on.
It is deliberately misleading to keep changing the definition of socialism to fit adjusted views. It is a stretch to call some social policies that were already there because of the free market, and simply have this money go through government before it reaches the companies and call it ''socialism'
America's best years economically were either times when we underpaid labor (slavery; child labor), or times when we'd just implemented socialist policies (post-depression). Freedom is the key to prosperity, and only socialism offers actual freedom. Capitalist freedom is actually quite expensive.