To what extent in the Republican party a fiscally conservative party? (30)
The term Fiscal Conservative is broad term used to describe the group of Republican’s whose ideologies fall in line with traditional right wing economic and fiscal policy. This can be furthered to those who are associated with the Tea Party movement on the populist right and it is important to remember that the majority of Republicans are fiscally conservative in some sense. Furthermore, it can be noted that most fiscal conservatives fall under the same ideology as social conservatives when it comes to the social issues that the social conservatives concern themselves with.
One of the most recent notable successes of the fiscal conservative faction in the Republican Party was the recent defence cut. As well as the decline in compassionate conservatives such as George W. Bush in the party. In order to assess the extent to which the fiscal conservatives dominate, we will have to look at factors such as their roles in the Presidency and primary elections, how vocal and prominent they are in elected office and their success in getting their economic and social ideas into Republican ideology.
Moderate numbers within the Republican Party are very scarce. What is left of them tends to be fiscally conservative, moderate, or liberally and socially liberal, though there is other who are socially conservative and fiscally centrist or liberal. Moderates share the same views of other Republicans in terms of economic policy, balanced budget, lower taxes, free trade, deregulation, welfare reform, but differ in view on social views, such as same-sex marriage, abortion, gun control laws, environmental regulation and more. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have a very hawkish foreign policy but are to the left of their party in many other areas. Moderate Republicans were often called Rockefeller Republicans, or by the pejorative Republican In Name Only, often abbreviated "RINO." Moderate...
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