Does asking for a fiscally conservative government automatically make you fringe?

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    In the last 10 years we've had every version of government. Rep prez rep congress, rep prez dem congress, dem prez dem congress, dem prez rep congress and none of those 10 years worth of government have been fiscally conservative or had any real interest in reducing overall government spending.


    So in other words is politics and which party you choose 100% dependent on social issues now?
     
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    I guess if you want to give up the fiscal conservative fight it is. This spending is a course that's going to be very difficult to reverse. Once you start giving people things and doing things for them, it's very hard to take it away without some kind of uproar. But even if we all agreed that role of government is to do everything it currently does and spends money on, it can still do it far more efficiently and at less cost to John Q. Taxpayer.
     
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    No....what makes you fringe (i.e. History-challenged) is the too-obvious inability to go-back....farther-than 10 years....to The Precedent that (actually) WORKED!!!!

     
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    Fiscal conservatism, actually being fiscally conservative, is extreme fringe now b/c it requires that you take full responsibility of your life the day you are done with high school.

    But we have nothing like that, not even close.

    "Pay your way through college." - "you evil conservative! How dare you expect such a thing!"
    "Feed yourself" - "you evil conservative! How dare you expect such a thing!"


    I can go on and on and on and on.

    Point is, I'm an Evil Conservative, and I will teach my children to be the same. When all is said and done, me, my wife and my kids will be able to say; "We did it." "We made it."

    People that turn to the gov for help can't say such a thing.
     
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    How do you propose to fight the fiscal conservative fight?

    Most of the ideas I hear are to vote for either party, that hasn't worked. The other ideas I hear are to cut certain gov't programs and make other ones bigger, seems to be anti-common sense to me.
     
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    Well you're relying on government to educate your kids until age 18 if they're in a public school, I'm not saying you have a choice I don't know you, but we all participate in the system. It's whether or not we want to change the system is how I view it.
     
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    :clap2: Wish I could rep ya.... catch ya later.

    great post!
     
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    Thats assuming that they went to PS..... my kids have NEVER darkened the door of one, so try again my friend.

    Two Thumbs will have to speak for himself.
     
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    I didn't say your kids did..................

    Sadly I went to a public school, I'm not going to have kids until I can afford to send them to a better elementary/middle/high school. I swear the guy next to me in our graduating ceremony could barely read.
     

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