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Fine Gael 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  ›  Social Housing

Should funding for social housing be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Ireland raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Public statementsMaintain the current rate


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the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should social welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Water Charges

Should water charges be abolished?

  Public statementsNo, but penalties should be levied on those who waste water.

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Public statementsNo, but increase the tax-free allowance

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

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’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Public statementsDecrease, to provide economic growth

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)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo