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Political Matrix
E: 4.90, S: -9.91

« on: June 14, 2010, 09:11:58 pm »

General Philosophy: Green Conservatism.

//Abortion

Pro life; ban abortion in all trimesters with the exception of the mother's life.

//Marriage & Families

Get government out of marriage. Reform CPS, they are out of control and the foster family system is often abusive and dehumanizing.

//Gun Control

Eliminate all gun control legislation since 1934. Eliminate the 'duty to retreat.'

//Immigration

No guest worker program, amnesty, etc. Focus immigration on skilled workers. If necessary impose a moratorium while we root out fraud and abuse.

//Terrorism

Repeal the Patriot Act, it erodes our rights and freedoms (e.g. probable cause). Repeal the anti-Terrorism Act of '96. Close down DHS. Close down Guantanamo and secret prisons. Terrorism should be treated in much the same way other organized crime is, not as a pretext for highly questionable and seemingly never ending military actions.

//Debt

End the federal reserve. Return all its functions to the treasury. Break up the 'too big to fails.' Drastically reduce federal spending and require balanced budget.

//Personal Tax

Implement Flat tax and perhaps a VAT. Eliminate payroll tax, property tax, marriage tax, and taxes on food/clothing.

//Business Tax

Decrease business taxation and eliminate costly loopholes. Current rates put small business at a competitive disadvantage and allow large corporations to game the system.

//Education

Eliminate No Child Left Behind. Increase Teacher Salaries in exchange for less job security. Expand vouchers; move towards Charter school-based system. Implement more internships and apprenticeships. Implement Uniforms.

//Energy

Invest in alternative energy financed through moderate carbon taxation (re: coal) and simplified write-offs/incentives. Cut back on federal highway system in favor of high speed rail. End oil company subsidies. Explore moon for Helium-3 and other potential resources. Cut oil use significantly by 2025.

//Environment

Commit more funds to toxic waste disposal and regulate use of pesticides more, encouraging alternatives such as biological pest controls or composted yard waste. Eliminate subsidies to factory farms. Promote sustainable urbanism.

//Health Care

Replace entitlements with voucher system and implement market reforms such as full portability, personal deductions, increased transparency, allowing just catastrophic coverage, etc.

//Social Security

Abolish. Replace with tax free savings accounts and means tested benefits for the elderly.

//Labor

Curb disproportionately high CEO incomes by making raises subject to shareholder review. Break up abusive corporations. Co-Ops are a good idea.

//Trade

Exit NAFTA, GATT, WTO, etc. Equalize tariffs with nations that meet environmental and labor standards. End tax incentives for companies sending jobs overseas, encourage investment here.

//Military Intervention

Exit Iraq and Afghanistan. No 'surgical strike' or additional penalties for Iran. Exit NATO.

//Military Funding

Close down foreign bases. Cut military budget by more than 75% excluding pay and benefits.

//United Nations

Withdraw from the United Nations.

You're like a pro-life Mike Gravel. Tongue
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E: 4.90, S: -9.91

« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 12:34:02 am »

Rockingham and Derek should both take the Political Matrix test. I think it would be interesting.

What would you predict their scores to be?

I'll guestimate Derek's would be something along the lines of E: 6 S: 4.5.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 02:33:55 pm »

Economic score: +5.68
Social score: -3.13Note your scores and Login to your Atlas Account to Save your Scores

Your score pegs you as economically capitalist and socially moderately libertarian.

Capitalists generally support an open free market and lower taxes, but also support government restrictions on blatantly abusive industry. Capitalists also often differ from their more extreme peers in that, while they may support significantly lower taxes, they are less apt to support complete elimination of taxation or near-complete elimination of government.

Moderate social libertarians generally favor a hands-off approach to social legislation. They may believe that the government has no right to enforce morals, but may support certain controls on individual rights to avoid crime, drug use, or similar social ills.

I see I wasn't too far off on the economic score. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 12:08:40 am »

Damn, Mint is pretty centrist for a Democrat.
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