Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Some in our country think that Social Security is a trust fund -- in other words, there's a pile of money being accumulated. That's just simply not true. The money -- payroll taxes going into the Social Security are spent. They're spent on benefits and they're spent on government programs. There is no trust. We're on the ultimate pay-as-you-go system -- what goes in comes out. And so, starting in 2018, what's going in -- what's coming out is greater than what's going in. It says we've got a problem. And we'd better start dealing with it now.(http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archiv...050209-15.html)In fact, current funding levels for social security are sufficient to pay benefits through 2040-2050 with no change. If economic growth is better than projected, the funds might never run out. If worse, the adjustment needed is still limited. However, one has to accept and demand that it is possible to prepay the cost of future benefits through government and have those obligations honored. That means living within our means over time. Instead, the Bush approach argued that permanent deficits were acceptable. Inherent in this belief was an implicit assumption that we would ultimately default on our debt obligations either through non-payment in the case of social security, or through devaluation in the case of debt sold to the public and to foreign investors.
I guess I am not libertarian . I scored 20/100 conservative
Hmm. 40-30, centrist. Go figure. I guess I get to hang out with Yardley and DNF.
The description is dead nuts on target though:
The questions were waaaaay too vague, IMO. Too hard to answer some of them definitively.Centrist prefer a "middle ground" regarding government control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind, tend to oppose "political extremes," and emphasize what they describe as "practical" solutions to problems.
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My score was 50-50.
But, from people's postings on this particular forum their scores make me wonder. Not those who consider themselves somewhat conservative as most are MOR's, but the lefty's .
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