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Labour Party policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Social Housing

Should funding for social housing be increased?

  Public statementsYes

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 statementsMaintain the current rate

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should social welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo


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the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsFewer

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

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 baseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

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

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Public statementsNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes, but with more transparency

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo