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Meretz [political party]’s political stances on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Lower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Meretz [political party] voters: Yes Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Decrease, but only on food and medicine Source

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

Meretz [political party] voters: No Source

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

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Help Source

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

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

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

Meretz [political party] voters: No Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Meretz [political party] voters: Yes Source

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

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

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

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

Meretz [political party] voters: Yes Source

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

Meretz [political party]’s answer: Yes, and nationalise the banks Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

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

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

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Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

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