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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on economic issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances on economic issues

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political views on economic issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Economic issues

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Lower Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: More Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

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

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political views on economic issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Economic issues

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Raise Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: More, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Help Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No 

Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political views on economic issues

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Economic issues

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position  Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: No, reduce military spending instead  Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and make it a living wage  Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Raise Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Fewer Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses  Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Dont we already have that law in place 

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Help  Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)  Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Jill Stein has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations  Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens  Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue  Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

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

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on economic issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Economic issues

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Abolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: Lower Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: More Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should not interfere with the free market Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: Hurt Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only for future workers Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes Source

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

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

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