I’m very conservative on some issues, and very liberal on others. I’m rabidly pro-life, I’m opposed to gay marriage,* in favor of the legalization of cannabis and universal health care, I think that the welfare system needs to be restructured to make it easier for working people to get aid if they need it, and more difficult for people who simply want to “work the system”.
I favor lower tax rates all around, and elimination of tax loopholes for the wealthy and for corporations to make sure that those who have benefitted most from our capitalist system can’t avoid paying their fair share.
I favor decreased regulation of small business as far as zoning and licensing requirements, and increased regulation of large corporations to keep them from being able to eliminate competition from the aforementioned, screw their workers, trash the environment and generally make the world a less good place to live.
I’m really up in the air about who to vote for in this election because really, neither party represents my beliefs about what a government should or should not do.
I’m sure that somewhere in the universe there exists a political party which has a platform or list of ideas and ideals that dovetail with my own.
If there isn’t, I’m sure that someone can make something up.
OK, come on Dopers. Label The Mango.
I do think there should be some kind of legal provision for long-term companions, which would include gay couples, as well as roommates, live in household help, etc. as far as power of attorney and inheritance rights, and health insurance issues.