Maybe it’s the free public libraries you don’t like. All those people reading books for free. Just get your library card and check out a book or two. Your taxes pay for it. Maybe it’s all those free public schools. Kids going to local schools at no charge. Your property taxes usually pay for public schools. How can we trust the police and fire departments when we call them for help and we get no bills for their services? City taxes pay the bills. Maybe it’s the health clinics you don’t like. Giving out free shots for covid-19 and prenatal advice for pregnant women. All these freebies paid for by our taxes. Well, why not? Churches, United way, VFW, Shriners, Elks Club, and many other NGO’s have not the resource to fund all the local road, school, library, health clinics, fire and safety, parks and recreation, golf and tennis facilities, airports, express ways and county roads, county hospitals, water reservoirs and purification, and it goes on and on. We the people are the ones with big enough shoulders to do the heavy lifting. All the churches in a city combined wouldn’t and couldn’t do this. They have not the money and would rather build church buildings instead.
Remember, socialism is you and me. We have been doing this for dozens of decades. The tax payer. And most of us glad to pay for all these state, county, and local amenities. We all benefit in the long run. We should be proud of what we have accomplished over the decades. However, our job is to make sure the state and local governments spend the monies wisely. Just don’t let anti-socialism folks scare you. Again, socialism has been a big part of America for a couple of centuries. Take it away and you might lose your Medicare or Social Security.