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The main ideological argument that separates liberals and conservatives is the role that the government plays in the lives of people. Typically, liberals believe that the purpose of the government's existence is to serve the people by ensuring their needs, “Dworkin for example, claims justice is the essential motif of liberalism and that the state's duty is to ensure a just and fair opportunity for all to flourish in a civil society” (Wiggins 2). Naturally, government must be enormous to provide for the needs of the masses. Conservatives on the other hand stray from extensive governments partially due to the scorned centralized governments of Brit... ... middle of paper ... ...er government that does more for the people, while conservatives want a smaller one that keeps to its own affairs. On the issues, liberals will vote to gain more freedoms and extend existing ones, while liberals will mostly vote to cut taxes and decrease government spending.
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Economists will generally agree that government spending becomes a burden. Economists feel as though by raising the deficit we are spending money the economy does not. If United States would raise taxes to help pay off the deficit that would not work since so many Americans are out of work. In addition, they believe that raising the GDP taken by the state sector has a negative effect on the growth of the private sector of the economy. Even though the economy could benefit from the budget deficit such as economic growth, the economists do not want to take a chance on that.
In contrast, the Republican Party’s position is that a more expansive government creates waste and inefficiency. Consequently, Republicans have a laissez faire libertarian policy towards the economy, as they believe Democratic policies constrict businesses, which thwarts innovation and job growth. For example, Republicans oppose increasing tax rates for the upper class. In addition, Republicans support tax cuts for everyone, including the wealthy. Democrats, by contrast, support progressive taxes, which is the current tax bracket system in which higher income individuals pay taxes at a higher rate.
While conservatives want to keep the constitution the way it is. Modern liberals support a large government that provides benefits to people who normally wouldn 't have; like health care and extra assistance. In addition, they tend to support most amendments like gun control, due to process of law or right to a fair trial. On the other hand, conservatives support a limited government that only provides necessary things like schools. Although, with alI the good things that liberalist defend for, I also think there should be a measure into how much of liberty a certain right should have.
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I believe we should lower welfare payments and encourage people to find jobs instead of relying on the government. We should also give tax incentive to wealthy citizens to give up their U.S Bonds therefore lowering the Federal Debt. Also the wealthy should be eliminated from the Social Security System. The second part needed for responsible Fiscal Policy is the generation of income. Our Governments main source of income is taxes and therefore some taxes must be raises to curb the deficit.