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Liberal Democrat’s political stances on economic issues

Economic issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Fewer Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, but replace with a Citizens Income Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

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

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Maintain the current rate Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Help Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but reduce tax evasion by landlords Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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