Well, the only popular “fiscal conservatism” that still exists is “cutting, fraud, waste, and abuse.” Which is laughable. There’s something about cutting taxes too, but that support becomes pretty flimsy (see above) in consideration of the budget deficit, and in the effort to keep entitlements chugging along pretty much as is for another few dozen years. This is a progressive nation, both socially and fiscally. True, the public is split on the role of government providing health-care. However, give it another 10 years and polls of even tea partiers will show broad support for universal health-care entitlements. Heck, the GoP frontrunner has no desire to cut entitlements in any way. Not only that, he preferred a single payer health-care solution.
Hm, socially progressive and fiscally progressive. Together…Maybe, it’s…Well, I’ll leave it at that.
If this is indeed true, then the decision to fundamentally change the country by controlling the media and education system has been successful. In my lifetime, (much less my still living parents) the US has moved from the center right many degrees to the left.
~83% of US budget going to SS, Medicare/Medicaid, military, and servicing the debt and 1/6 of that borrowed,
Society is acting like a trust fund baby that neither knows how the money was earned nor the length of time it is supposed to last.