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Tulsi Gabbard’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 statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

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 statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians


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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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, on stocks and bonds but not real estate

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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsNo, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, 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?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity