UNPR presented during a press conference yesterday a draft law introducing a tax on big wealth, which they presented as a solidarity tax, necessary for investing in consumption. Party chief Gabriel Oprea, asked for Government support for the bill.
Eugen Nicolicea noted that the tax would be 1% for people with a wealth worth over EUR 450,000 – individuals – and for people who own a luxury item – ‘luxury automobile, helicopter’ – worth over EUR 50,000.
The tax was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea and then presented by Neculai Ontanu, who repeated the words ‘solidarity’ and ‘development of the society’. ‘Those who develop important business must participate together with the rest of the citizens. (…) The effort through crisis was made only by the employees and retired persons. The adoption of such a law is a signal of businesspeople solidarity. (…) A tax on major wealth could sustain salary and pension rises which translate to investment in consumption, education and in social services’, Ontanu said.
Regarding UNPR’s project, PM Victor Ponta noted that no taxes and charges would be increased in 2015. ‘I can tell you what we have today and what will apply in 2015: no taxes and charges will be grown and none of the adopted measures – the cutting of SS contributions and the rise of pensions – will be dropped’, Ponta said. He added that other fiscal and budgetary policy measures would be discussed first in the ruling coalition, and then with the European partners.