70 percent of Romanians consider that increasing taxes for rich people represents the most urgent measure for curbing the budget deficit if Romania reaches a payment default situation, finds an opinion poll conducted for NewsIn by ‘Grupul de Studii Socio-Comportamentale Avangarde,’ realitatea.net reports. According to the same survey, 10 pc of subjects said that increasing the taxes paid by private companies is the most urgent measure, while 7 pc indicated layoffs by state companies. The data also show that 3 pc of respondents answered that an urgent measure with this respect is lowering pensions, 9 pc did not know what to answer and 1 pc did not answer at all. The same poll reveals that 90 pc of subjects are most worried by price increases, 89 pc by the future of their children, 86 pc by tax hikes, 76 pc by the impossibility to repay their loans, 61 pc by the possibility to lose their jobs and 73 pc by an eventual decrease of pensions. As for the most serious problem for Romania in 2013, 50 pc think this is the lack of jobs, 17 pc the excessive debt to the IMF, 11 pc street protests, 9 pc the departure of investors, 5 pc the payment default and 3 pc the devaluation of the RON.