Real talk- I will not support raising taxes. The budget needs balanced and spending needs reigned in. Lean toward Libertarianism, fiscally conservative, economically independent. We do not need to be taking loans from other nations, especially some (like China).
We are a Republic. Check out Hillsdale College and take their free classes on our wonderful country. The classes are informative, correct and based on truth and the cover the basic tenants of our government.
"There is nothing which I dread so much as division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under the Constitution." –John Adams