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Green Party 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  ›  Social Housing

Should funding for social housing be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Ireland raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Public statementsKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes


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the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should social welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

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, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

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 baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

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?

  Party’s support baseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

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 statementsNo

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