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The Left’s political stances on economic issues

Economic issues

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes 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 make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, reform so the tax rate is based on the wealth of the recipient rather than the deceased Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Decrease Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: Fewer Source

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

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

The Left’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: No Source

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

The Left’s answer: Help Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

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

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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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