They label us as such simply because we have a universal health care system in place...as least that's how it seems.
Our taxes pay for healthcare. Big deal.
In Canada and the USA...
Taxes also pay for our military, emergency services such as fire, police, and ambulance.
They pay for road and highway maintenance and construction, garbage collection and disposal.
...and a raft load of other things. Some wasteful, some useful.
That's the way it is.
Well in terms of geo-political terms we are somewhat aligned as a socialist democracy. Just like all of Europe and Oceania. Of course where the rub comes from is people like Raven who just don't understand what socialism means in a Western political context. They hear socialism and they automatically think Soviet Union and become terrified. Now of course the socialism that they're so scared of is practiced in countries that are every year ranked as the best places in the world to live in. That people living in those countries love their nations and are just as free as Americans. But sadly little things like facts and reality don't make a dent in their worldview. After all they actually think Obama is a socialist. Best you can do is shake your head and laugh.