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Working Families 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 baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseRaise


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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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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 assisting sectors most heavily hit by the recession

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  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