Originally Posted by Requiem
The social views of the millennials (which I am a part of) are likely not to change. Things will always keep progressing on that end. There is no turn around from that sort of thing. This generation is diverse and understands that the world is more global than ever. I think that we are eager to attempt to fix the problems that the current holders of the torch cannot.
Fiscal and economic policy might be a different story, but I think most realize that getting this nation out of debt will take more than just spending cuts. There has to be an increase in revenue somewhere and obviously that is taxes, but what we truly need is a reformed tax code. None of this flat/fair tax jargon, something actually legitimate. Something simplified. Something where the most wealthy cannot continue to abuse the system and get away with hiding millions or generating their worth by means subject to less tax than what their effective FIT rate should be. It really isn't hard for anyone with a lick of sense to look at the federal budget and our nations spending and realize where the waste is and how ______ up our priorities are.
I really hope my generation can change things for the better.
I think that is kind of the point, conservatism simple cannot keep up with the changes we see in the world and US, there is a small piece of me that identifies with people who are trying to protect and perserve their values- right to life, the family unit, etc- many conservatives believe this is the foundation to a solid America and how we remain a strong people.... if you concede on your value, then what did you ever stand for in the first place? However, just like we don't burn witches at the stake or have inquisition, people evolve and begin to weigh whether some of our current beliefs hold that original merit.
As far as economically, I still believe that a flat tax is the way to go, in combination with scaling back the scope of the Federal Government- this is not a partisan issue, both political parties have been great at expanding the Federal Government over the last 30 years- the flat tax does not need to be one rate for every earner, you can level it, but this 70K page tax code is so convoluted it needs to be scrapped and made so easy it can be done on-line. Every dollars get taxed, no more BS games that people of influence can carve out juicy deduction for themselves because they have the clout. There is just no reason that the USG cannot run off 15% of GDP or less.