PCF boss Fabien Roussel announced on Wednesday that he would table a bill to “immediately lower gasoline taxes by 35 cents” and to “tax the profits of oil companies”.
“I will table today a text of law aiming to immediately lower gasoline taxes by 35 cents, we are a few days away from leaving on vacation, the liter of gasoline is flirting with 2.30 euros, 2.50 euros, it’s unbearable for many of our fellow citizens, including for workers who need their car to get to work”, explained on Europe 1 the deputy from the North.
“I am tabling a bill which proposes to lower gasoline taxes and at the same time to tax exceptionally on the profits of oil companies including Total in 2021-2022,” he said.
“We can implement it immediately, and that’s why I send the ball back to the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic: instead of asking us if we are ready to participate in a government, I ask them: are you prepared to support such a bill?” added Roussel.
The La France Insoumise group announced last week that it was going to table a bill for its part “to respond to the social emergency” which provides, like the Nupes program, “for the blocking of prices on the products of basic necessities, energy, fuel”.
“We are going to ask oil tankers to make an effort to lower prices at the pump”, said Wednesday on France 2 Clément Beaune, the Minister Delegate in charge of Europe. For the moment, “there is no question of introducing a tax”, he added.
“No arbitration is taken” on the subject, “we are watching, it is typically part of the things we are discussing with the opposition at this very moment”, specified on BFMTV the spokesperson of the government Olivia Gregory.
She nevertheless says she is “very sensitive to the argument” of the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire: “we want these rebates and these reductions directly at the pump on the price of the liter rather than going through the State through a tax which must then be redistributed”.
“It takes extra effort, but directly on the price at the pump,” she summed up.
06/29/2022 10:30:52 – Paris (AFP) – © 2022 AFP