During his meeting in Marseilles this Sunday, the communist candidate intends to “restore tax justice” in the country and wishes to increase the Smic to 1500 euros net.
Purchasing power, wages and taxation are at the heart of the Communist Party’s program for the presidential election next April.
Roussel outlines his economic proposals
During his meeting in Marseille this Sunday, Fabien Roussel confirmed that he “will restore ISF”, the tax on great fortune. Better, he hears “triple it”. “We will restore tax justice by making the tax fairer, more progressive, lighter for the small and heavier for the bigger ones”, he continues.
“They will pay!”
The candidate also intends to tackle the taxation of multinationals digital. “No more gifts to GAFA, Google and others: they will pay”.
“We will really track down tax evaders, stop corruption, stop tax evasion, white-collar offenders: in court”, launches Fabien Roussel who wishes to deprive free riders of their civil rights.
And to promise the appointment of a minister in charge of the fight against tax evasion, it will be the senator from the North, Eric Bocquet.
Reduce the “real costs” that weigh on companies
On the remuneration side, Fabien Roussel calls for “a France of good salaries” on the contrary of a “France at low costs, fragile”.
The communist candidate therefore proposes “to bring the Smic to 1923 euros gross or 1500 euros net”. And to mock his opponents “who want to increase wages by lowering social security contributions (…) which will empty the Social Security coffers”.
“We will help companies by lowering the real charges that weigh on them: the cost of electricity, gas, insurance, bank interest, the cost of capital: we are going to tackle it”, insists Fabien Roussel.
Reopen the debate on the 32-hour week
The presidential candidate said he wanted “a debate on the 32-hour week”.
“Yes, we are demanding, a real salary, a real job, with good working conditions, where we find the meaning of what we do,” he said.
The deputy from the North also wants a massive reindustrialization of France, judging that under the mandate of Emmanuel Macron, there were “a lot of industrial jobs eliminated, a lot of factories relocated and still threatened today”.
“We say that France’s big industrial move is over, stop relocations!” did he declare. “The France of happy days is France that will really fight for French industry because a country without industry is a country without a future, and I will defend a carbon-free industry”.
“Make way for the ‘roushing’!”
During his meeting in Marseille, Fabien Roussel attacked the run-off theory defended in particular by Emmanuel Macron, which was put forward to justify the abolition of wealth tax. “It is the rich who cost us dearly. […] The runoff of Emmanuel Macron, it’s over!”, Launched the communist candidate.
In opposition to this notion, the deputy from the North proposed a more personal alternative.
“I propose another theory to you, the ‘roussellement’. […] The Roussellement is to increase wages and pensions, it is to restore purchasing power to the French.