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Green’s political views on economic issues

Economic issues

Should the government prosecute people who avoid paying taxes by hiding money in foreign bank accounts? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, and fine them double the amount they avoided paying Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, raise it to £10 an hour by 2020 Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

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

Green’s answer: Fewer Source

Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

Should child benefits be restricted to a maximum of two children? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

Should 18-21 year olds take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, reform so the tax rate is based on the wealth of the recipient rather than the deceased Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, and close existing loopholes allowing corporations to shift profits abroad Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

Should homeowners pay higher taxes on "mansions" valued over £2m? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, this will help reduce wealth inequality in the UK Source

Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Help Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within 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 mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, buy to let mortgages lead to inflated housing prices Source

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

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

Green’s answer: No Source

Should the government abolish the non-domicile rule which allows residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the UK? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

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