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Libertarian Party on Budget & Economy

Party Platform


Reduce taxes, spending, and eliminate controls on trade

To ensure the economic freedom and enhance the economic well-being of Americans, we would implement the following policies: dramatic reductions in both taxes and government spending; .an end to deficit budgets; a halt to inflationary monetary policies; the elimination of all government impediments to free trade; and the repeal of all controls on wages, prices, rents, profits, production, and interest rates.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

Abolish all regulation of banks in favor of free market

We favor free-market banking. We call for the abolition of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Banking System, and all similar interventions. Our opposition encompasses all controls on interest. We call for the abolition of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, the Resolution Trust Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the National Credit Union Central Liquidity Facility, and all similar interventions.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

Pass constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget

We support a constitutional amendment requiring the national government to balance its budget. A balanced budget amendment should provide: a. that neither Congress nor the President be permitted to override this requirement; b. that all off-budget items are included in the budget; c. that the budget is balanced by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes; d. that no exception be made for emergency.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

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