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John Kasich’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo, but lower taxes for the poor

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsLower


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the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  John Kasich votersNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  John Kasich votersYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% of the market share

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHurt

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  John Kasich votersYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  John Kasich votersNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  John Kasich votersNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  John Kasich votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Public statementsNo, in order to stabilize our financial system, it must remain independent of Congressional oversight

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  John Kasich votersNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Public statementsYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Public statementsNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  John Kasich votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  John Kasich votersNo, classify it as a commodity