What do you think your ideaology's end game is?

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    Please, if you're right wing, don't answer for the left. If you're left wing, don't answer for the right.

    Right-wing, Poverty has gone down, as a percentage, from about 23% to 13.2 percent since Welfare. Is nearly 1/4 of the population back into poverty an acceptable trade-off for lowering your taxes? If the welfare state is growing, how come poverty as a percentage has decreased? http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2008/pov08fig03.pdf

    Also, Social Security. Since 1959, the poverty rate of persons aged 65 and older has gone from 35% down to 9.7 percent. http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2008/pov08fig04.pdf

    What do you think the cause/effect of your ideaology would be?

    I think the left, for me, needs to address where they think spending will be ok to reign in? Like, firstly, where are your studies that actually show that infrastructure projects and the like are (in 2010) going to create future Deficit reductions? Do you think the deficit can go up forever? What's your "end game" strategy for the deficit? <--that's a specific question. I don't ever see it addressed, really, in specifics. This site's a lot of hot air, :eek:, where are the actual people who study these things before forming their opinions?
     
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    this is complicated, but i'll say smaller government, everything else will take care of it'self. set commerce at perfect liberty, secure the border, eliminate the irs and the u.n.
     
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    To crush the liberal progressive movement.
     
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    I don't follow any one ideology, but I think it's fair to say from a policy perspective none of them have one. That would require thinking beyond the next election.
     
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    Always a moving target.
     
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    It sounds as though you've studied on this subject heavily. Congratulations.
     
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    But everything else doesn't always take care of itself. Saying that is nice, but over 1/3 of 64+ year olds below poverty rate doesn't sound too good to me, and close to 1/4 of the regular population.
     
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    To have a small constitutional government that levies the smallest taxes possible and leaves people alone to live their life as they see fit. Obviously my ideaology isn't Democrat or Republican.
     
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    I think that this is either

    A: correct, and everything is as stupid as it seems.

    B: we've had the same small group of leaders behind the curtains for years, ala the Wizard of Oz, pulling all the strings and nothing is an accident.
     
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    This is easy to say but then playing everything out...... you'd have to weigh the consequences of every act or non act vs. the overall Health of the Union.
     

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