Bayrou Calls for Targeted Tax Increases and Fair Economic Solutions in France

François Bayrou urges government to consider targeted tax hike

During a press conference on Monday, François Bayrou urged the government and parliamentarians to discuss a targeted increase in taxes. This proposal has been advocated for by his MoDem party for several years. However, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire flatly rejected this suggestion.

In response to comments made by National Assembly President Yaël Braun-Pivet regarding the possibility of taxing companies with “super profits” or “super dividends,” Bayrou highlighted that similar measures were proposed by the Modem in previous budgetary years. He emphasized the need for any rebalancing measures to target those with the most resources, including those who have been most affected by the crisis.

Bayrou also expressed his opposition to a new reform of unemployment insurance that aims to shorten the duration of compensation. He argued that unemployed individuals should not be held responsible for their unemployment, especially considering that many of them have lost their work skills over time. Instead, he suggested that reforms should focus on addressing the root causes of unemployment.

Overall, Bayrou’s statements underscored the importance of fair and targeted measures to address economic challenges facing France while taking into account their impact on individuals and businesses. He encouraged open dialogue and collaboration between government officials and legislators to find effective solutions to these complex issues.

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