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Old 04-09-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Why do people who claim this title always end up voting for fiscally liberal/socially liberal people?
Why does your social liberalism trump fiscal conservatism?
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am socially moderate, fiscally conservative and I vote for socially conservative candidates who are also fiscally conservative (or at least more fiscally conservative than their opponents). That being said, I would never vote for someone like Rick Santorum. If their stances are way too extreme or their rhetoric is way too extreme or I feel they care more about the social issues than they do about fiscal issues, the social conservatism can be a deal breaker to me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Why does your social liberalism trump fiscal conservatism?
What happens when fiscal conservatism is merely a political slogan and used a means towards social control?
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Why do people who claim this title always end up voting for fiscally liberal/socially liberal people?
Why does your social liberalism trump fiscal conservatism?
Because fiscally conservative and socially liberal is an oxymoron. One cannot be fiscally conservative while being socially liberal. It is a contradiction.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I am a fiscal conservative and a liberal-to-moderate on social issues. It all depends on what encompasses fiscal conservatism. For me: Balance that budget and live within it. You don't go into debt for military or for social programs. Live & operate within your means.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Live & operate within your means.
I doubt the American Revolution would have come about with that idea.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Why do people who claim this title always end up voting for fiscally liberal/socially liberal people?
Why does your social liberalism trump fiscal conservatism?
you want to give us an example? How do you know who we vote for or why? I happen to be fiscally conservative and middle of the road socially. I can't say a social liberal but certainly not ultra conservative. I vote for the candidate that comes the closest to sharing my views. Yes, sometimes it isn't the exact balance I would like but it is better than the other choice.

Nita
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Because fiscally conservative and socially liberal is an oxymoron. One cannot be fiscally conservative while being socially liberal. It is a contradiction.
I support low taxes, smart and efficient government spending, and the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage.

Boom, fiscal conservative and social liberal :P
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Bascially I thnik what you wil find is that few socially liberals will ever agree to funding any of their ideas. They always look to others especaily the rich.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I doubt the American Revolution would have come about with that idea.
The American Revolution had the benefit of not having to pay anything back if their endeavor failed.
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