C S Lewis
How would the Libertarian Party balance the budget? By dramatically cutting back government programs--including massive military spending. We would end the drug... war, end corn subsidies (a.k.a. Monsanto subsidies), end corporate welfare, replace individual welfare with efficient and effective charity, get the government out of education. We would end subsidies that drive up the cost of healthcare and higher education.
The government doesn't have an income problem. It has a spending problem. And that spending problem is there because it has an addiction to meddling where it does not belong.
We need to cut government spending and interfering by at least 50%. If you agree, please get involved with your state LP affiliate: www.lp.org/states.
To support national LP efforts: www.lp.org/membership.
In case you missed it Marv, the LP is about a return to traditional Conservatism!
Last edited by Franco; 12-30-2012 at 07:49 AM.
C S Lewis
Well I don't know about the Libertarians returning to conservatism. There are a lot of Liberal elements about libertarianism. One of which is to remove governmental constraints on individuals to allow more freedom and opportunity. The overall shrinkage of government is not unlike the ultra liberal idea of shrinking the state to the minimal point of existence.
Liberals and Libertarians agree that the government ought to stay out of the bedroom. Ultra Liberals believe the war on drugs is a waste of time and money. They generally agree on issues government subsidies, corporate welfare, the affordability of education.
The emergence of Libertarianism has largely destroyed the myth of a bi-polar body politic. America is really a super market of ideas and there is an infinite number of ways political philosophies can be constructed.
I don't want to feed an ugly dog!