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Socialist Party’s policies on economic issues

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Chilean voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Chile raise taxes on the rich?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SP>SP  Public statementsHelp

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes


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the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

SP>SP  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Chile continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Chilean farmers?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo