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Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona’s Policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Spanish [people] voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbasePro-choice

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseNo


Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseYes, it is double taxation

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the minimum wage?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Catalonia Independence

Should Catalonia become an independent state?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseAllow the citizens of Catalonia to decide with a majority vote

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Financial Crisis

Should bankers be criminally charged for their roles in the financial crisis?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseLess

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Lifetime Salaries for Politicians

Should lifetime salaries for politicians be eliminated?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Do you prefer a monarchy or republican system of government?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseRepublican

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Spain withdraw from the European Union?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Spain raise taxes on the rich?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Animal Rights

Should the government ban cultural ceremonies that involve the killing of animals for entertainment?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Ceuta and Melilla Border

Should the government secure the border of Ceuta and Melilla?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Single Family Tax Break

Should single families with more than two children receive a tax break?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Domestic Violence

Should the government fund rehabilitation programs for domestic violence offenders?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Citizenship

Should all immigrants living in Spain be granted citizenship?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after 5 years of residence, employment, and no criminal record

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of parliament?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Spain raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Economy  ›  Indefinite Contract Worker

Should companies that hire workers on indefinite contracts receive a tax break?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the company provides more benefits to the worker

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Spain maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Judicial Investigations

Should judges be allowed to create political investigations?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes, recent investigations have led to important corruption cases

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should Spain conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Party’s support baseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

Immigration  ›  North African Territories

Should African migrants be deported from the North African territories?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Spanish flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Spain be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should Spain provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Spanish farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Spain assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Surveillance

Should the government prosecute the U.S. for the widespread surveillance of Spanish citizens' private phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. and NATO use military forces to defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Taliban Financial Aid

Should the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provide financial aid to the Taliban government in Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Social  ›  Muslim Business

Should the government limit the number of Muslim businesses that can operate in the town center?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the power of the Senate be transferred to regional councils?

  Party’s support baseYes, the Senate is dysfunctional and does little to represent local communities

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  Party’s support baseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Party’s support baseYes, but more priority should be given to food safety and environmental protection

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Social  ›  Diversity training

Should schools and companies be banned from requiring employees and students to attend diversity training?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Canary Island Oil Exploration

Should the government allow oil exploration off of the Canary Islands?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralized Finance

Should the underlying technology of our financial system (credit, savings, investing, purchasing) transition from an institutionally owned industry to a decentralized protocol (similar to the internet) that is not owned by any corporation?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

  Ángel Manuel Mato Escalona voterbaseNo