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08-07-2013, 11:20 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
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08-07-2013, 11:23 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 10:03 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  You're probably a Right-wing Libertarian TBD. (I'm a right wing libertarian by the way).

So would that also be the same as being someplace in between Libertarian and Conservative. Because that is where I mostly find myself. I'm a registered Republican, here in America, but i vote for the person and not the party. To tell the truth I'm having a hard time trusting any politician in any party at the moment.

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08-07-2013, 11:37 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 11:23 AM)smidgen Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 10:03 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  You're probably a Right-wing Libertarian TBD. (I'm a right wing libertarian by the way).

So would that also be the same as being someplace in between Libertarian and Conservative. Because that is where I mostly find myself. I'm a registered Republican, here in America, but i vote for the person and not the party. To tell the truth I'm having a hard time trusting any politician in any party at the moment.

Left wing social issues, right wing economic issues.

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08-07-2013, 11:41 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 11:37 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 11:23 AM)smidgen Wrote:  So would that also be the same as being someplace in between Libertarian and Conservative. Because that is where I mostly find myself. I'm a registered Republican, here in America, but i vote for the person and not the party. To tell the truth I'm having a hard time trusting any politician in any party at the moment.

Left wing social issues, right wing economic issues.

But the idea behind right-wing economic issues seems to mean things like deregulation (at least here in the US) with respect to environmental issues, taxation, and worker conditions. Yes?

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08-07-2013, 11:46 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 11:41 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 11:37 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Left wing social issues, right wing economic issues.

But the idea behind right-wing economic issues seems to mean things like deregulation (at least here in the US) with respect to environmental issues, taxation, and worker conditions. Yes?

Nope thats just here. Our politics are very different from the rest of the worlds.

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08-07-2013, 11:47 AM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 11:46 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 11:41 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  But the idea behind right-wing economic issues seems to mean things like deregulation (at least here in the US) with respect to environmental issues, taxation, and worker conditions. Yes?

Nope thats just here. Our politics are very different from the rest of the worlds.

Then what is meant by a right-wing approach to economy?

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08-07-2013, 11:53 AM
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Now I'm really confused Confused

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08-07-2013, 12:02 PM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 11:47 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 11:46 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Nope thats just here. Our politics are very different from the rest of the worlds.

Then what is meant by a right-wing approach to economy?

What Rev said. My views (and by My I mean normal people who live outside of Crazyica.) may differ to 'Merica.

Typically, as I know it, right wing politically are more inclined to favor business, where as left wing are more inclined to favor the worker (and unions).

Right wing is more likely to free up the regulation and allow business more opportunity to operate and expand with the idea being that better business means better economy which means better conditions for everyone.
Left wing is more likely to raise minimum wage, put tougher restrictions on workers conditions etc.. with the idea that it improves the workers lives.

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08-07-2013, 12:03 PM (This post was last modified: 08-07-2013 12:17 PM by ridethespiral.)
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
I identify with the liberals on most issues. I feel like the US needs a small injection of socialism, banking reform, monopoly busting, tax reform (in favor of population control, state side manufacturing, ending the offshore tax havens, maybe an investment income ceiling, etc)... we need to invest in infrastructure and education not the war machine, we need to end the drug war and fix the prison system...

However I do have 'old school' libertarian leanings (not what the party has become in recent years). I value personal freedom above all else and reject the nanny state, and I believe that most industry should be free to do as it pleases with the exception of public health and environmental concerns...Ayn Rand wasn't wrong on the part about a sprawling government leading to corruption and breakdown, her solutions where just naive and shortsighted. I'm also pro 2nd amendment, I'm for background checks but otherwise it is my right to own a gun, hunt, target shoot, etc.

Also I'm not for affirmative action in any way (the law should be colorblind) BUT I am for economic reform as a way to address our racial divide. The problem is not prejudice (people will always hate each other) its that lack of public higher education, the disappearance of the manufacturing sector, the drug war and the gentrification of the inner city that keeps the black man down (these are the mechanisms on modern racism, and you don't need to fix the racists you just need to render them impotent).

...Most importantly we need to address the bi-partisan operational issues that prevent congress from functioning in a democratic manner...Citizens United, the filibuster, districting, term limits, campaign finance, perverse incumbency, congressional insider trading, congressional work week, committee assignment rigging, congressmen turned lobbyists/given lofty do nothing positions with major corporations...K street in general...Sadly I think Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren are the only senators who give a shit though.

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08-07-2013, 12:05 PM
RE: Political philosophies (a discussion?)
(08-07-2013 12:02 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(08-07-2013 11:47 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  Then what is meant by a right-wing approach to economy?

What Rev said. My views (and by My I mean normal people who live outside of Crazyica.) may differ to 'Merica.

Typically, as I know it, right wing politically are more inclined to favor business, where as left wing are more inclined to favor the worker (and unions).

Right wing is more likely to free up the regulation and allow business more opportunity to operate and expand with the idea being that better business means better economy which means better conditions for everyone.
Left wing is more likely to raise minimum wage, put tougher restrictions on workers conditions etc.. with the idea that it improves the workers lives.

Then I tend to lean towards support of the workers. I understand businesses seeking to make profit (as that is what they are designed for) and that no amount of regulation should seek to eliminate profit, but profit should not come at the expense of its workers or its customers. The latter category can (as long as this is not a monopoly) select to or not to support the company, but the workers may have little or no say, especially in a bad economy or an unstable one.

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