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Liberal’s political stances on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Liberal voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

Should Canada pursue free trade deals with other countries? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should the federal government subsidize universal child care? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes, but encourage stay-at-home parenting Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Fewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

Should the pensions of retired workers be taxed? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No, pensions should be based on private, non-taxable accounts Source

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

Liberal voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens Source

Should old age pensions be increased? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes, and implement a PISA (personal investment security account) system Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes, and nationalise the banks Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved Source

Do you support income splitting for families? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No, income splitting is unfair to low income families Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

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

Liberal’s answer: Yes Source

Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Yes, but with limits set for workers with above average seasonal salaries Source

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

Liberal voters: No Source

Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: Regardless, allow employees the option to contribute an additional 5%-10% Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Liberal’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

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