Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
I have to agree with Pat here. There's going to be a wide array of what fiscally conservative really is.
The problem is that you're talking in absolutes. Like you have to oppose every single spending decision to be considered fiscal conservative. Or you have to support every single moral/religious stance like pro-life to be considered socially conservative.
We're talking about which way people tend to lean. There are extremes on either side of those (very staunch religious, or very staunch fiscal conservatism). There's also plenty of people who are more toward the middle, but the primary filter they use is, for example, should the government be spending on this?
Im socially liberal / fiscal conservative as a moderate. Because on more stances than not, I hate government spending. Even if on plenty of positions, I think government spending is absolutely justified (and I get that fiscal conservatism applies to more than just government spending).