Actual socialist Bernie Sanders: No, Obama is not a socialist | The Raw Story Democratic socialism (PDF), he explained, means that health care should be a right of all people, he said. That higher education should be a right, kids shouldnt graduate $50,000 in debt. Which means we should pass legislation that represents the interests of working families and not the moneyed interests. Which means that we should be aggressive at global warming and protecting the environment for future generations. Which means workers earn a decent wage. All of these ideas which people have talked about from Eugene Debs on. Now someone tell me what is so wrong about people having a free education? I agree with 90% of what he says there...I don't agree with the global warming bs but the rest I do.