The dictionary definition of "conservative" is, "Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation." How does that definition square with today's elected Republican actions and agenda?
By definition you would think Republicans would want lower taxes for as many people as possible. That is a very traditional value. Yet unless you make more than about $90,000 a year, your overall taxes went up. A conservative business man, when facing hard times, would cut his expenses and do everything possible to increase his income.
Yet the "conservative" NC legislature cut the states' income by giving the largest tax breaks in state history, to the wealthiest 1% of our citizens. The state is now facing a very serious deficit. This will have to be made up either by additional cuts to education and Medicaid or by increased taxes on the poor and middle class and more increased fees for every possible service.