Saturday, January 13, 2007

Taxation controversy in PS

Francois Hollande, the partner of Segolene Royal, has caused a stir in France over a statement that he made, in which he said that he wants a tax hike for those making over 4000 euros per month. This clashes with the comments of Segolene Royal, has been very cautious in the tax arena.

"It will be necessary to rebalance the taxation, to reduce it on work and to perhaps reinforce it on the capital if one wants to reabsorb the new taxation which discourages the work."

As for Mr. Hollande, she was even more diplomatic:

"All the political leaders have legitimacy to make proposals, to give their point of view (...)"." He is the First secretary of the PS, he has all his role, but I want to gather proficiency within the PS and beyond."

Currently a team led by former Socialist candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn is looking into possible reforms.

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