Madrid (EFE).- The Xunta de Galicia joined this Friday, a wealth tax with a bonus of 50% – double what has been applied so far – in view of the tax race that Andalusia resumed this week in Madrid, and that the PSOE considers “devastating”. does while PP sees it as “healthy”.
Amid the tax controversy, the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, announced that the wealth tax, which must be paid, according to the Galician tax agency, to those who have assets or rights worth more than 2 million euros, will have a bonus that will reach 50%.
“It’s much better to lower taxes than to increase them”, defended Alberto Núñez Feijo’s successor in the Xunta, who did not clarify whether he would lower taxes on fuel, which is in the highest category in Galicia.
Feijóo has been specifically addressed by the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calvino, to “order a bit” in the financial competition initiated by the communities controlled by his party due to the wealth tax because it is “very destructive.”
For the vice president, this is an “irresponsible, inconsistent and destructive dynamic for the country as a whole” and therefore one should “bring order to the Popular Party and stop or reverse this race, which contributes nothing to progressivity and justice in the tax system.” does not keep”.
In the same line, the finance minister, María Jesus Montero, called on the PP leader to define his party’s position on the wealth tax, resulting in a “spiral reduction” of “that which taxes wealth”. This tribute.
Without mentioning this period, the leader of the PP, the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, spoke this Friday in favor of financial reforms aimed at “redistribution of effort” that “he who has the most, contributes the most” to the financing “that is for everyone, the welfare state, and There is a “fair distribution” of the burden.
Rejected by Socialist Autonomy
The autonomous governments of the PSOE also rejected today that the autonomies compete to keep the lowest wealth tax, something that the president of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, said is part of the “war that goes nowhere” because the communities, he opined. , has “to go all at once, especially in this situation of inflation and rising prices that are the same for everyone.”
The president of the Canary Islands, also a socialist Angel Victor Torres, has chided his PP counterparts for manipulating public opinion by defending that cutting taxes on high incomes is meant to attract companies when, he simply declared, it is “to benefit those who have more. “
And the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Jimo Puig, took the opportunity to propose that the “financial effort” in the calculation of each autonomy is a measure to deal with those who “seek financial means” during the “distribution” of funds by the state. Disarmament”.
Former Prime Minister José María Ajnar, against the approach of what he called the “scattered and carnivorous left”, considered tax competition between communities “absolutely healthy” and rejected the tax on large fortunes, which the Finance Ministry is studying. .
Azner declared that the “carnivorous left” needs the poorest the best and, therefore, raises taxes “everything from the bottom up to enable the poorest people to stay and better control them.”
At the same event as Puig, former PP minister José Manuel García Margallo recalled that only Switzerland and Norway in Europe retain a wealth tax “because it forces taxpayers to flee” and discourages savings.
For his part, the Confederal General Secretary of the CCOO, Unai Sordo, confirmed that the fiscal cut-offs initiated by the communities controlled by the PP give “the image of Spain as a banana state”.
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