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Left Bloc’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Portugal raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

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  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Portugal raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Portugal abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  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  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

  Party’s support baseYes