Is "social liberal, fiscal conservative" an oxymoron???
I didn't want to hijack the other thread, but I don't understand how someone that considers themselves liberal socially would consider that stance to be conservative fiscally. All of these social programs that the government is involved in are EXTREMELY costly. Even if we shut down the government entirely, we could not afford the social programs we have today - yet if a conservative whispers that maybe we should cut back on the funding of a social program, heads start exploding.
It may sound like a snarky question, but I'm serious in trying to understand.