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Swedish Austerity Cheese
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« on: June 08, 2010, 06:04:23 am »

Economic Issues:

Budget: No man is free if he's in debt, as Göran Persson said. Defecits should never be allowed except as a last desperate resorte in times of crisis.
Income Tax: Keep income tax on a reasonable level. Support a progressive  income tax, but not to the extent of the current Swedish one.
Property Taxes: The rates were a horribly unfair system that hurt middleclass homeowners, and should not be reinstated.
Inheritance Tax: We should not tax people because their loved ones die, and have some of their property transferred.
Green Taxes: Support to some extent, but some of them are simply stupid.
Privatisation: Mostly in favour. The Swedish goverment should not be in the business of running corporations. (Support them maintaining control over Swedish Railroads though)

Domestic Issues:

Lower Education: Support stricter disipline in Swedish Schools. A new grading system is needed.
Higher Education: Free education is important in order for people to be able to advance in society. No College or University fees. Accessability to a school should be based on a person's knowledge, not their economic background.   
Labour Unions: Swedish Labour Unions are outdated and undemocratic. They should be forced to reform, and their power should be diminished radicly.
Law and Order: Harsher punishments for rapists, murderers, and people who commit other violent crimes. Stop treating offenders like victims, and victims like offenders.
Public transport: Prices should be kept at a low level. Pensioners should get free travel.
Immigration: Stricer rules and stricter enforcement. More efforts to help immigrants intergrate into Swedish Society is needed so they don't get stuck in the million-project suburbs forever. Higher requirments for Swedish Citizenship.   
 
Social Issues:

Gay Rights: Strongly support same-sex marriage and adoption.
Euthanasia: There should be a legal option for you to end your life in certain situations.
Abortion: Moderatly Pro-life. Regulation should be kept very strict, but a total ban would only lead women to commit illegal abortions instead.   
Drinking Age: People should have the right to purchase alcohol when they turn 18.

Foregin Issues:

European Union: Eurosceptic. The EU's power needs to be decreased, and given back to the national legislators.
The Euro: Has proven to be a bad idea. Keep the own Swedish currency.
NATO: Swedish Military should continue to co-operate with Nato, but not become a full member.

Constituional Issues:

Decentralisation: Strongly support. More power to local goverment.
New regions: Support merging the current counties into regions in theory, although I hate the idea of Skåne being forced together with Blekinge.
Monarchy: The benefits of maintaining the monarchy outnumbers the benefits of abolishing it. The kingship is more of a symbol than a political office anyway, so to me electing it would be like having a vote on the Swedish Flag every four years. 





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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 01:09:14 am »

Your positions on tobacco and alcohol seem to be a bit contradictory. You seem like a moderate Republican (or a raging liberal RINO if you ask Free Republic) but I don't think you need to feel a big identity crisis. Actually you would probably fit quite well in with a European Liberal-Conservative party like the German CDU, or the Swedish Moderates. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 01:14:15 am »

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European liberal conservatism combines current conservative policies with more liberal stances on social issues.[1] Most centre-right political parties in Europe are usually liberal conservative. Compared to a different group of centre-right parties, such as Christian democratic parties, liberal conservatism is less traditionalist, and usually more libertarian economically, favouring low-taxes and "small government".

Sounds like you, eh?
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