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Trey Gowdy’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?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, 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?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Trey Gowdy votersYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Trey Gowdy votersLower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes


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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?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 25% of the market share

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Trey Gowdy votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Trey Gowdy votersHurt

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

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?

  Trey Gowdy 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?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, and the government should drastically reduce spending during recessions

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Trey Gowdy votersYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Trey Gowdy 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?

  Trey Gowdy votersYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Trey Gowdy votersYes, our country has been on the losing side of trade deals for too long

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Trey Gowdy votersYes, but only for future workers

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Trey Gowdy votersNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Trey Gowdy votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Trey Gowdy votersYes, as long as offshore income is reported

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo