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The Left’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Germany raise taxes on the rich?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Germany abolish the inheritance tax?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo


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the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

L>L  Party’s support baseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

L>L  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

L>L  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

L>L  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

L>L  Party’s support baseNo