Conservatives vs. Liberals on Social Welfare and Taxation

Discuss the political positions regarding social welfare and taxation.

In what ways does political ideology have a great deal of influence on how people feel about the social safety net in the United States today? What are the preferations of people with conservative political leanings regarding personal responsibility for one’s own well-being and taxation policies? What are the views of liberal politicians regarding the role of the federal government in social welfare and tax structure?