I'm a, mostly, Reagan era republican. I'm more 'right sized' government than cut, pillage and burn down to the foundations downsizer. I accept that to combat the deficit we'll have to INCREASE taxes. Reagan, and his VP, accepted it when it was needed. Some things by the very nature need to be regulated. I think the subprime mortgage snafu proves that Gingrich and Pelosi made a mistake in repealing the Glass-Steagle Act. I think that some regulations were put in place to keep a repeat of the stuff that got us into trouble with the Great Depression.
Deregulation for deregulation sake is a mistake.
I don't think it is wise, prudent or smart to regulate social decisions as individual as birth control. In my opinion it's the very antithesis of non-intrusive and small government to do so.
Problem is, because I'm pro-personal choice over mandating a 'one size fits all' legislate it all republican I'm on the outs with my own party. I'm 'psuedo-republican' or a liberal. Face it, my party hasn't had a need of me since around 1998