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If I deleted my FB account, I would miss out on gems like this:
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7 Things ‘Fiscally Conservative, But Socially Liberal’ People Don’t Understand

1. Poverty (And the Cycle of Poverty)

This is the big one. Poverty is a social issue. The cycle of poverty – the ways that poverty itself makes it harder to get out of poverty, the ways that poverty can be a permanent trap lasting for generations – is a social issue, and a human rights issue.

If you’re poor, there’s about a two in three chance that you’re going to stay poor for at least a year, about a two in three chance that if you do pull out of poverty you’ll be poor again within five years – and about a two in three chance that your children are going to be poor.

Holy shit, odds are if you're poor, you might be poor a whole year? Also, the idea that there isn't social mobility is bullshit. From the treasury department:
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• There was considerable income mobility of individuals in the U.S. economy during the 1996 through 2005 period as over half of taxpayers moved to a different income quintile over this period.
• Roughly half of taxpayers who began in the bottom income quintile in 1996 moved up to a higher income group by 2005.
• Among those with the very highest incomes in 1996 – the top 1/100 of 1 percent – only 25 percent remained in this group in 2005. Moreover, the median real income of these taxpayers declined over this period.
• Economic growth resulted in rising incomes for most taxpayers over the period from 1996 to 2005. Median incomes of all taxpayers increased by 24 percent after adjusting for inflation. The real incomes of two-thirds of all taxpayers increased over this period. In addition, the median incomes of those initially in the lower income groups increased more than the median incomes of those initially in the higher income groups.
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-policy/Documents/incomemobilitystudy03-08revise.pdf

I'll let you read the rest to pick out the gems.


http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/fiscally-conservative-socially-liberal/
post #4457 of 5454
It all rings pretty hollow to me, but I really don't understand what they're trying to say with item five. Admittedly, I don't know every libertarian/classical liberal in the world, so maybe I'm missing some outliers, but I'm under the impression that ending the drug war and the associated prohibition is pretty well a ubiquitous sentiment among the socially liberal/fiscally liberal crowd (of which I'm a part).
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It all rings pretty hollow to me, but I really don't understand what they're trying to say with item five. Admittedly, I don't know every libertarian/classical liberal in the world, so maybe I'm missing some outliers, but I'm under the impression that ending the drug war and the associated prohibition is pretty well a ubiquitous sentiment among the socially liberal/fiscally liberal crowd (of which I'm a part).

Don't let facts get in the way of a story line. One of my wife's friends once said that Singapore is a libertarian paradise. That's right, a country that executes people for drug trafficking is a libertarian paradise.
post #4459 of 5454
I think the biggest issue is just that they combined a lot of policies under the umbrella of "fiscal conservatism." The article is basically just a big rant against the consequences of mainstream conservative values, which is fine I suppose, but what "socially liberal" person is actually supporting any of that stuff? They didn't make the tie-in to social liberalism at all clear.
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I always find it remarkable how sure people can be that their entire, sweeping worldview lives completely in the moral high ground.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

This woman who always bitches about her pay and such being a teacher, has proceeded to post a bunch of shit like this:
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One-Quarter Of Mothers Return To Work Less Than 2 Weeks After Giving Birth, Report Finds
With a comment of something like "I get 11 weeks of paid vacation for child birth (if I have enough sick time banked)... I feel this is really awesome compared to most Americans but terrible compared to the rest of the industrialized world. Then will go on a rant about how we need more laws to guarantee these fundamental rights.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nearly-1-in-4-new-mothers-return-to-work-less-than-2-weeks-after-giving-birth_55d308aae4b0ab468d9e3e37

 

Oh, how I love reading this thread full of moronoic assoles who rim-job Ayn Rand. Mmm, delicious...

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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

Oh, how I love reading this thread full of moronoic assoles who rim-job Ayn Rand. Mmm, delicious...

JA! How's life in fantasy land today?
post #4463 of 5454

Piobaire, how's life with a micropenis?

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NipponAlexis0 strikes me as an old school Laborite no doubt..born too late to witness their awesome record of growth and productivity first hand.
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

Piobaire, how's life with a micropenis?

Oh, now I'm going to cry. You insulted my penis. frown.gif
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So, you mean I offended you, then?

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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post

So, you mean I offended you, then?

Like you have that ability. You're so funny.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Don't let facts get in the way of a story line. One of my wife's friends once said that Singapore is a libertarian paradise. That's right, a country that executes people for drug trafficking is a libertarian paradise.

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I think the biggest issue is just that they combined a lot of policies under the umbrella of "fiscal conservatism." The article is basically just a big rant against the consequences of mainstream conservative values, which is fine I suppose, but what "socially liberal" person is actually supporting any of that stuff? They didn't make the tie-in to social liberalism at all clear.

Yeah, there's a ton of (likely intentional) misunderstanding and conflation of policy positions in there.

To your last point - I think the intent, which it hardly accomplished, was to show why holding conservative positions on certain issues inherently means you can't be any sort of liberal. In their view, there is no liberalism to tie in.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Like you have that ability. You're so funny.
 

Now, I'm starting to like you. Must resist.

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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

NipponAlexis0 strikes me as an old school Laborite no doubt..born too late to witness their awesome record of growth and productivity first hand.

 

I vote for policies, not for parties. Traditionalism is dumb and lazy.

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