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Are You a Progressive or a Conservative? Are You Sure?

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Are You a Progressive or a Conservative? Are You Sure?

Quick, without looking at the answers -- or at what your favorite pundit is saying - how would you answer the following questions:

1. Is being opposed to rescuing the big financial institutions a Progressive or Conservative position? (Circle your response) P C

2. Is wanting America to become (more) Energy Self-Sufficient a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

3. Is being in favor of expanding the Space Program a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

4. Is being in favor of winding down America's involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

5. Is supporting the family farm vs. supporting large agribusiness a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

6. Is supporting Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

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7. Is supporting a check on the Executive and Legislative branches by the Judicial branch a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

8. Is supporting the repeal of the Federal Reserve Act in favor of returning to the Constitutional provision in Article 1, Section 8, which says "The Congress shall have the power"to coin money, regulate the value thereof (instead of the Federal Reserve)" a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

9. Is being in favor of a strong National Parks system, wherein the Parks are preserved for recreational use, kept clean and safe, and not for commercial development a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

10. Is being in favor of strong enforcement of the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

11. Is being in support of a strong and well-funded Veteran's Administration system for the health needs of ex-soldiers a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

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12. Is wanting to preserve Medicare and Social Security for future generations a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

13. Is wanting to provide deficit-neutral health coverage for the 46 million uninsured Americans, by, for example, cutting waste and abuse in health care delivery, a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

14. Is wanting to balance the Federal budget a Progressive or Conservative position? P C

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written (more...)
 

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