What does it mean when someone says they are fiscally conservative? Fiscal conservatives advocate the avoidance of deficit spending, the lowering of taxes, and the reduction of overall government spending and national debt whilst ensuring balanced budgets.
What does being socially liberal mean? A social liberal government is expected to address economic and social issues such as poverty, welfare, infrastructure, health care, education, and the climate using government intervention whilst also emphasizing the rights and autonomy of the individual.
Are Libertarians conservative? According to common United States meanings of conservative and liberal, libertarianism in the United States has been described as conservative on economic issues (economic liberalism and fiscal conservatism) and liberal on personal freedom (civil libertarianism and cultural liberalism).
Is social democracy liberal? As a policy regime, it is described by academics as advocating economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal-democratic polity and a capitalist-oriented mixed economy.