Fiscal Conservatives and Republicans

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Fiscal Conservatives in the Republicans
These are members who want to reduce federal spending as
much as possible, and ensure a small amount of federal
spending. This is a core value of the Republicans, along with
social conservatives and rose due to the Tea Party
movement, ultra right conservatives. This faction includes
Tea Party member ans traditional Republican businessmen.
THEY DO DOMINATE:
· Disowning of Bush's "compassionate conservationism"-
eg the Tea Party grew in 2010 after Bush's time in
office
· The prominence of Tea Party candidates; like Paul Ryan
chosen for Vice President by Romney to help gain
support of the Tea Party.
· Several social conservative issues have taken the
backburner in recent years; like school prayer in public
schools and same sex marriage. Some Republicans
have even announced support for same sex marriage,
like Senators Rob Portman and Mark Kirk.
THEY DON'T DOMINATE:
· The decline of the Tea Party overall since the Federal
Shutdown in October 2013, which many seemed to
blame them for
· Ultimate failure of Michele Bachman and Herman Cain
in 2012, Tea Party backed candidates
· Declining prominence of Sarah Palin, who dominated
election coverage in 2008, but now is rarely heard of
· Following the Republican takeover of state legislatures
in 2010; social conservative issues have taken centre
stage; like abortion restrictions in Arizona
Fiscal conservatives do dominate the party, as this is one of
the Republicans' key ideologies and traditions. Although
there has been a rise of social conservatives, at the party's
very basis lies fiscal conservationism and thus dominates
the party.

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