You still havent seem to figured out what socialist or even communist means.
Also taxing consumption or certain consumption can be a quite effective method in getting people to change behaviour instead of using other forms of restriction. Taxing consumption is no different than subsidizing consumption. Something very widespread in the US.
A good example on how lack of taxing consumption hurts a country, consumers and companies is simply to look on the US energy usage.
Consumption taxes are always inherently regressive. VAT or Sales tax by its nature is always regressive. The higher the tax the more regressive it becomes as well. This is why all major progressive groups oppose consumption taxes because they hurt those with lower income more.