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ACT’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?

A>A  Public statementsNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

A>A  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

A>A  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

A>A  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

A>A  Public statementsYes


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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

A>A  Public statementsNo, and eliminate all wage standards

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

A>A  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

A>A  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

A>A  Public statementsLower

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

A>A  Party’s support baseHurt

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize New Zealand farmers?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should New Zealand’s citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo