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Libertarians 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsAbolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsNo, this is a waste of time and money

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Public statementsNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

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, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

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

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Public statementsNo, 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  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Public statementsYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsNo, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Public statementsNo, 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 statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo, 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 statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Public statementsYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsNo

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 statementsNo, 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?

  Public statementsYes