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  • Fiscal Conservative / Social Conservative

    6 7.14%
  • Fiscal Conservative / Social Moderate

    17 20.24%
  • Fiscal Conservative / Social Liberal

    18 21.43%
  • Fiscal Moderate / Social Conservative

    4 4.76%
  • Fiscal Moderate / Social Moderate

    5 5.95%
  • Fiscal Moderate / Social Liberal

    16 19.05%
  • Fiscal Liberal / Social Conservative

    7 8.33%
  • Fiscal Liberal / Social Moderate

    3 3.57%
  • Fiscal Liberat / Social Liberal

    4 4.76%
  • Other (Explain)

    4 4.76%
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Thread: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

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    Post What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Check out your political bent with this poll. You have nine choices plus "other." Select the combination that best fits you.

    Definitions:

    Fiscal conservative -- Believes in government restraint in economic matters -- limited spending, minimal taxes, and minimal regulations.

    Fiscal liberal -- Believes in a great deal of government involvement in economic matters -- lots of social/welfare programs, generous spending, high taxes and borrowing, and lots of regulations and mandates.

    Social conservative -- Believes in strict laws and prohibitions against alternative lifestyles, gambling, prostitution, recreational drugs, etc.

    Social liberal -- Believes in a live and let live policy on the above social matters and few or no laws against them.

    Moderate -- One who stands about halfway between the two extremes, is wishy-washy, or is undecided.

    Other -- Any viewpoint that does not fit any of the above definitions. Please explain.

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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    By your definitions, I'm fiscal conservative social liberal.
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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    By your definitions, I'm fiscal conservative social liberal.
    Same with me.
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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    By your definitions, I'm fiscal conservative social liberal.
    Ditto. In other words, I'm a libertarian.
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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Obviously I'm a social liberal.

    As for economic policy, it's more complicated than that. I generally think of myself as a "fiscal moderate" because I favor pragmatic policies over ideological ones, and I don't tow the Democratic line on every issue. For example, I support free trade, oppose needless regulations, support vouchers and school choice, oppose bailouts of industries that don't need them (e.g. the auto industry), and don't have much use for labor unions.

    On the other hand, it's difficult for me to call myself a fiscal moderate when I almost ALWAYS find myself arguing against conservatives on this forum, and I support universal health care, and higher and more progressive taxation.

    I would say on the 0-100 conservative-liberal scale, I'm about a 90 on social/cultural issues and about a 70 on economic issues.
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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I would say on the 0-100 liberal-conservative scale, I'm about a 90 on social/cultural issues and about a 70 on economic issues.
    Using this scale (assuming 100 is the most liberal, 0 the most conservative) I'd estimate myself to be about 60 socially and 20 fiscally.

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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    I'm a fiscal conservative/social moderate.

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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    social liberal/ capitalist against out right laissez faire.

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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate by your standards. Have views somewhat in line with a social conservative but enforcement somewhat in line with a social liberal by your definitions.
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    Re: What Kind of Conservative / Liberal are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate by your standards. Have views somewhat in line with a social conservative but enforcement somewhat in line with a social liberal by your definitions.
    I think that's a pretty good way to describe how I am...being on the social moderate side.

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