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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 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 welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 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 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 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

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

Jill Stein’s answer: Help  Source

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

Jill Stein’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

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

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

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

Jill Stein’s answer: No  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 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 government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

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

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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 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 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

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

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 

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