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Meretz [political party]’s policies on economic issues

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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

M>M  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Israel raise taxes on the rich?

M>M  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

M>M  Public statementsDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Israel raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

M>M  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses


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the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

M>M  Public statementsHelp

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

M>M  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

M>M  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

M>M  Public statementsYes