A.) Your take on conservativism makes no sense. Free enterprise requires us be free to offer pensions, and a poor decision to fail. The problem with government pensions ought to be obvious.
B.) Financial acumen: taught by a government school system in a free society that should take our lumps rather than be coddled by sheep with a vote that we might learn from our mistakes.
C.) You start with conservatives and then switch to Republicans....which is it? You seem to want government enough to take care of a nation of problems which it created. Recent and current experience on how well that will work be damned.
Maybe it be you who could use increased acumen...?