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Old 02-13-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Do you believe that your views on say, abortion or gay marriage, are more or less important than your views on taxes, public programs, etc?

Social views vs Fiscal views?

If you had to vote for a candidate who only represented one half of those issues, which would it be?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Though social issues are important, I'd probably go with fiscal. If a country's financial house isn't in order, then things won't be stable enough to care about social issues.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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At this point in history, with our economic problems, I'd put fiscal views before social views.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: The Beautiful Pocono Mountains
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Fiscal, without question....
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Do you believe that your views on say, abortion or gay marriage, are more or less important than your views on taxes, public programs, etc?

Social views vs Fiscal views?

If you had to vote for a candidate who only represented one half of those issues, which would it be?
My personal liberty is more important to me first. Money will come and go, but my freedom to decide to do what I want to do, when I want to do it is first and foremost.

Then I'll worry about money.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Fiscal is more important to me.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Fiscal freedom is way more important. Social freedom restrictions are usually easily avoidable, especially if you've got money. Fiscal restrictions are much more persistent and deteriorative to the human spirit. Also fiscal restrictions lead to social restrictions as well in order to enforce them.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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You can't separate the two. There is a balance. Preceding the Great Depression, there was little concern about social issues that the lack of a safety net exacerbated the economic disaster. Now there is so much concentration on the safety net that we have taken on a debt that will cost us all sorts of pain.

Find the balance, everyone will be happy.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Fiscal is more important to me.
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Fiscal freedom is way more important. Social freedom restrictions are usually easily avoidable, especially if you've got money. Fiscal restrictions are much more persistent and deteriorative to the human spirit. Also fiscal restrictions lead to social restrictions as well in order to enforce them.
I have to ask this question.

Where is the limit on the freedoms you'd give away for fiscal freedom?

For instance, would you live in a police state, with curfews, language, relationships, children all being dictated to you by the government, but you'd have few taxes and you could spend your money on whatever you want.

Where is the limit.

For me, I look at it this way. What good is money if I can't do what I want to do?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Fiscal view.
With a bad economy you can't live and helping others.
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