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Brazilian Social Democracy Party platform and policies



the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Brazil raise taxes on the rich?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

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the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseLower

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Brazil increase or decrease military spending?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Brazil accept refugees from Syria?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Brazil increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseDecrease

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo, but free for low-income students with excellent grades

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo, it should be raised

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Brazil?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Brazil, have the right to vote?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 5 years

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Brazil increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseIncrease

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

PdSDB>PdSDB  Party’s support baseNo