What is the difference in the economic philosophy of a liberal and the economic philosophy of a conservative?

Here is my view of the two A liberal and a conservative were walking down the road The liberal said: "When I become president I will spend 5 trillion dollars to give a fish to the unemployed and save some poor soul from starving to death." The conservative said: "When I become president I will create 5 billion dollars of federal tax revenue when I teach the unemployed how to fish and save the world economy from total collapse." How would you describe the difference between the two?

Asked By: Romeo - 8/27/2012
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"The conservative said: "When I become president I will create 5 billion dollars of federal tax revenue when I teach the unemployed how to fish and save the world economy from total collapse... More
Answered By: ugotthat - 8/27/2012
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In all seriousness, I think that liberals look at suffering and want to help people NOW with their immediate needs, while conservatives look at suffering and want a long term solution even if that means that some may have to suffer in the process so that everyone will be better off in the end... More
Answered By: Peppers - 8/27/2012
The economic philosophies of both parties are pretty much the same. The biggest difference is in who pays their taxes.
Answered By: fangtaiyang - 8/27/2012
Gee, I thought Romney and Ryan were conservatives, but I don't hear them saying anything about how they're going to teach people to fish. All they talk about is giving all the fishing poles to the rich.
Answered By: kril_420 - 8/27/2012
Repubs , start a war and borrow the money to pay for it. Dems what to borrow the money to repair the countries infrastructure, and put people back to work. And which one of these scenarios will kill the least people
Answered By: the optimist - 8/27/2012
Reality... More
Answered By: MTR 2.0 - 8/27/2012
Why did you ask this question? You know the answer, and you gave it. Liberals believe in government for economic security, (not growth).Conservatives believe in individual achievement for economic growth and security for everyone, and the nation.
Answered By: Grayrider - 8/27/2012
The philosophy of a liberal is stealing from those who work and giving it to those who do not work. Its a ''let's reward those who are not productive not those who are productive".
Answered By: First Last - 8/27/2012
a conservative believes in 90% of the population making minimum wage. A liberal believes in spreading the wealth and paying a living wage... More
Answered By: Great One - 8/27/2012
As Margaret Thatcher said in Parliament: "[Liberals] would rather that the poor were more poor as long as the rich were less rich"
Answered By: Lincoln08 - 8/27/2012
A conservative believes the man who owns the pier is entitled to more of what is caught than the man who does all the fishing. If that's not enough to feed his family, then he should have caught more fish, or he should buy his own pier. They also believe that the man who owns the pier should have to give less of the... More
Answered By: Vito1964 - 8/27/2012
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