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Would you say you are?

Socialist / Communist
 2 (2.6%)
Far Left
 14 (18.4%)
Liberal
 28 (36.8%)
Moderate
 11 (14.5%)
Conservative
 14 (18.4%)
Far Right
 3 (3.9%)
Fascist
 0 (0%)
Other
 4 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 52

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jgruber

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2004, 09:41:11 AM »
To my way of thinking politcally dangerous is a good thing.  It means I think you're advocating change and change is good.


how so?  As I said, liberal overall, but I think there needs to be a common sense approach to government spending.


i am liberal overall, but probably conservative on certain things (like welfare for fat people on scooters).  mainly i believe in higher taxes on the wealthy, fair trade policy, funding for education, protection for workers, protection for the environment


sounds dangerous

ruskiegirl

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2004, 05:58:20 PM »
I'm so far left I scare myself sometimes.

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2004, 04:59:07 PM »
I put Conservative, but I'm fairly liberal socially. I'm a registered Libertarian, so that should give you an idea of where my beliefs lie.
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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2004, 05:15:17 PM »
i'm about the same as schoomp.

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2004, 05:18:04 PM »
I am a borderline anarcho capitalist.  I see that government is necessary for defense, schools, roads, etc... I dont want these privatized...  But social welfare programs... no way... no corporate welfare programs either.

Half of the problems in this nation stem from the massive Republican Giveaways to big business... the other half stems from the massive Democrat giveaways to the 'poor'... between these two pressure, the middle class is about to disappear...

Too bad we cant go back and listen to Jefferson ...

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2004, 07:34:12 PM »
I'm Right Wing on some issues.  Then again I'm from Blue Collar America.

I like the Republican stand when it comes to country defense, war, etc.  They take a strong stand.  And agree with tax cuts for the rich.  Even though I'm not rich.  And when you help the rich it is a trickle down effect.  But depends on the Rich.  Classification of Rich is 200k or more a year.  Which is good but not like the Big 3 or oil company money.  And also the majority of the people in the U.S. that make over $200,000 a year are small business owners.  Who employ most people in America.

I like some of the Democratic views.  I believe we need a welfare system but then again.  I live in Atlanta and see the abuse of it.  But there are your single moms/dads who are working hard and do need it to stay alive.  But then there are those who are on it and just choose to do nothing.

As for Liberal.  I like their idea and agree with a lot of stuff.  But I still have trouble taking them seriously.  They want a smaller government.  Which I agree with.  But they want it too small.  There needs to be Government intervention at some point.  But I don't want it like the deomocrats where the government controls everything.

I guess on some things I'm torn.  But overall I'm Rightwing

jgruber

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2004, 08:37:30 PM »
trickle down?  when the money flows out of the country?  new factories in Mexico are being built with that trickle down money.

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2004, 09:37:51 PM »
The reason that work is going out of the country is because of ourselves.  We want high quality goods yet we don't want to pay High Quality Prices.  Yet we want to be paid big money to do poor work.

Take the UAW (United Auto Workers) for example.  To work at a factory job they get paid $22 an hour.  Starting!  And also I use to work at a Machine Shop in Atlanta where we designed stuff for them.  We designed the DVD system for the Chevy Venture WB edition mini-van.  We also designed a thing to put on the onstar intena.  And many more.  We would basically idiot proof something and make it easier to use for the workers.

And the work at these plants are not hard by anymeans.

We are in a Global economy.  If not for Japan coming in and making Good Quality Cars at cheap prices are American cars would still suck.  I would never by an American car between the early 70s to early 90s.  Those cars are junk.  And yet we would be paying big money for them.

It's our own fault that Jobs are going overseas.  Also.  Honda employs more people for building Motorcycles than Harley could ever fathem.  Something like 250,000 American employees and 3,000 for Harley.  Who's helping the American economy more???

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2004, 07:56:45 PM »
I am the exact opposite. Socially liberal but fiscal conservative.
I picked moderate but it's always awkward for me to choose because I am conservative on a lot of social issues (abortion, gay marriage, things like that) but liberal on financial stuff like welfare and taxes.  I usually have to vote for someone who I disagree with on a lot of things because there's no one who shares most or all of my views...

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Re: Where do you consider youself on the Political Spectrum
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2004, 11:25:04 PM »
The reason that work is going out of the country is because of ourselves.  We want high quality goods yet we don't want to pay High Quality Prices.  Yet we want to be paid big money to do poor work.



Uhh, we do pay high quality prices.  Since all of the capitol flight (companies moving overseas and outsourcing), how much have consumer prices gone down?  None.  And corporations made more than ever last year amidst a sea of unemployment and debt amounts skyrocketing for families.  Gimme a break.
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