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Pirate Party’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Germany raise taxes on the rich?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

P>P  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  National Pension Fund

Should all government officials be required to pay into the national pension fund?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Germany abolish the inheritance tax?

P>P  Party’s support baseNo, reform so the tax rate is based on the wealth of the recipient rather than the deceased


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the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

P>P  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

P>P  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

P>P  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should German citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Germany raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

P>P  Party’s support baseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

P>P  Party’s support baseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations