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  •  Well, mine is (1+ / 0-)
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    Lonely Liberal in PA

    3.4 economic, -5.2 social.

    So i guess that makes me confused?

    95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

    by PRRedlin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:49:29 AM PDT

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    •  It makes you Authoritarian (0+ / 0-)

      (somewhat, anyway, as a 3.4 is on the weak side of that) while still being socially pretty moderately liberal.

      I still consider my scores fairly moderate as I had to caveat myself many times during that test.  "It depends..." rang through my head a lot of times.

      And there was no "neutral" option where I had trouble deciding.  In some cases I might agree, in others, disagree.  I tended toward the more liberal option in that case, but would have been happier with a neutral response.

      Let's face it, it's not a perfect test.

      (-6.38, -7.03) Moderate left, moderate libertarian

      by Lonely Liberal in PA on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:15:17 AM PDT

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      •  I would think by the test (0+ / 0-)

        that I am fiscally conservative, which I am to a great degree.  Yes I understand that government can create jobs, yadda yadda.  Yes I understand that ss and medicare help people, yada yada, but on principle I think responsibility should rest to an individual more than to society, especially when it comes to taking care of elderly family members, etc.

        If anyone's read my writing on here in comments etc, they will know that I am essentially libertarian, with an emphasis on Social issues being far more important than fiscal, so I vote democrat.

        95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

        by PRRedlin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 09:05:18 AM PDT

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        •  We'll discuss caring for elderly family members (0+ / 0-)

          when it isn';t just theoretical for you, because I don't think you have a clue as to what it requires.  ONE ten-day hospitalization for pneumonia  cost $50K.   His Medicare and Medigap covered it. Otherwise we'd have been stuck with the debt.  We're living on my husband's pension from the Navy because he had to quit his nursing training to help care for Dad for the last 18 months of Dad's life.  That's a  24/7 job and the state doesn't provide any respite care. ZILCH--and a trained person therefor 4 hours costs anywhere from 48 hours to $80.   When Dad died, we were bothj so exhausted and worn-out form cariung for him (Parkinson's and ALzherimer's) that we slept 14 hours a day for two weeks.

          SO until you actually care for an elderly person--you have theories that don't mesh with reality.

          The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

          by irishwitch on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 02:56:23 PM PDT

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