Don't like either answer but I would go with minimal if forced to decide. I believe that the role of government is to provide the greatest good for the greatest numbers for the longest period of time which means that government should invest in people and infrastructure as long as there is a return on the investment. So good infrastructure, good education for those who want an education and have the intelligence to contribute with an education. Very limited social net and only for people who normally would be contributors. No reason to spend money on people who are unable or unwilling to pay it back with interest. Take out the religious morality behind social services and progressive taxation. Don't want a Christian government concerned about such things.