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Christian Democratic Union vs Social Democratic Party on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

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Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, reduce military spending instead Source

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

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Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

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Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

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Social Democratic Party’s answer: Decrease, but only on food and medicine Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

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

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

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Social Democratic Party’s answer: Fewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

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

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Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

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Social Democratic Party’s answer: Raise Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity Source

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

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

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Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

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Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

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