Where do you sit on the political spectrum? (Fun quiz!)

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  1. Squire72

    Squire72 Moberator

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    To each according to their need!

    The issue with for profit mixing with a public system is it lowers quality of care when people can buy their way in, and success rates drop because some rich jerk who didn’t need surgery gets it ahead of some poor sod who needed it dies.

    Profit and medicine are incompatible, the US is a great example. Some of the worst outcomes in the first world
     
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    Yep, whenever possible no single persons individual freedoms should take away rights or freedom from another.
     
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    I thought I was going to be the only conservative raincloud in this thread until the second last page :devil:

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    You are right leaning libertarian, so conservative small government?
     
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    Do you live in Texas, lol?
     
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    yay we're bffs
     
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    I'd describe myself as a pragmatic fiscal conservative. Cut wasteful spending in government, middle management, redundancies like having a public and catholic school system.

    I'm big on individualism and realism.

    Can't stand socons, or social justice warriors. Policy should be made as rationally as possible.
     
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    I was at the dentist yesterday, and I’m annoyed that mental health, dentistry and pharmacare aren’t included in basic coverage. Costs would drop for everyone and we’d have a much healthier population.

    Healthier population would mean better participation in the economy (healthier population is happier and works harder)

    Guys like Jason Kenney and whatshisnuts for the CPC want to take extreme measures to reduce costs, but laying off 100k plus people won’t help, they (government in general) need to find a gradual way to increase efficiency and reduce costs, while improving services. Other countries with happier populations have done it well, and they want us to go the US route, which is already a failed experiment. We don’t need to wage a war on poor people, we need to wage a war on poverty
     
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    If I'm hungry, the only rational thing to do is to appropriate food by any means necessary. No bullshit man-made morality is going to fill in my stomach. No one is born entitled to anything, not even himself. If you want to live comfortably then you have to ensure the poor have access to food, shelter and healthcare. If not then my pitchfork is always sharpened for the day when money means absolutely nothing.
     
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    Not surprised by the results but I thought I’d be a bit further to the right to be honest.
     

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    I’d like to see the results from the federal and provincial leaders as well, I think people might be shocked at the results
     
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    I think a lot would end up above the middle line.
     
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    They would just lie because they would only allow people to see the results that they want people to see, lol. :rofl:
     
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    I think you’d see the UCP and CPC leadership to the top right corner, the Alberta NDP would be slightly center left - more conservative than people think, federal NDP would be lower to left, Alberta liberals who knows, not really a party. BC liberals are closer to the CPC, not Liberal at all, national liberals are slightly centre right

    I really only know Alberta and BC for provincial
     
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    Provincially my MP is liberal and is well liked. It took me a long time before I realized that the liberals aren’t really meaningful party in AB .
     
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    I don’t even think they fielded enough candidates to form the opposition if they won all the ridings they ran in, makes it hard to gauge the political leanings of the party - also means your MP has more room to stick to his personal leanings, listen to his constituents, rather than toeing the party line
     
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    Which is exactly why he wins
     
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    Which is fantastic. We need higher caliber people in government
     
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    I agree. To me, being fiscally conservative means preventative healthcare - nipping problems in the bud. You have to pay 200$ out of pocket per mole removed in AB, even if you have a history in skin cancer.

    Doing that for free vs paying for chemo and surgeries later + the loss to the economy from removing a capable person from the workforce, possibly the family breadwinner is a no brained to me.

    But those who only care about election cycles, and catering to their fringe base would rather say they cut costs today. Drives me nuts.

    Also in a public healthcare system, there should be lifelong government mandated and paid for/incentivized exercise programs, banning of cigarettes, sin taxes on junk food.
     
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