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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 2:28 AM
If government had nothing to do with the structure and function of private households, they would treat every one of them in a revenue neutral manner, giving subsidies to none. Then there would be little economic incentive for gays to "marry." Marriage would be confined to the church. If government does allow tax breaks for households, it should treat all of them equally. There could be a head of household and dependents. Dependents could be anyone for whom the head of the household provides financial support, whether it's a spouse, child, sibling, lover, elderly relative, etc. That would be fair.

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...