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Bertie Ahern’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?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Social Housing

Should funding for social housing be increased?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Ireland raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes, and raise taxes on all income brackets

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseMaintain the current rate


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the Economy  ›  Water Charges

Should water charges be abolished?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseMore

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo, reduce the number of government officials instead

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party influenceYes, but in the form of tax breaks for low income citizens

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Irish citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Bertie Ahern voterbaseNo