Tuesday, May 17

Presidential 2022. From VAT to ISF: Jadot wants bonus / malus in “all taxation”

The environmental candidate for the presidential Yannick Jadot said on Tuesday that he wanted to put a “bonus / malus” system on “all taxation”, from VAT to wealth tax (ISF).

This bonus/penalty side, I’m going to put it on all taxation, we’re going to do it on succession, on corporate tax, on VAT

Yannick Jadot

“Everything that does us good will be taxed less, what hurts us will be taxed more – on companies, heritage, as on VAT”, he explained on France Inter, referring to his wish to “lower VAT on organic products, on what can be repaired rather than on (products with) planned obsolescence”.

“Restore and strengthen” the ISF

Asked about a possible return of the ISF if he was elected, he considered that having removed it as Emmanuel Macron did at the start of his five-year term had been “a political fault”. So “we restore it and we strengthen it”.

This “climate” ISF will relate to “the richest 1%, therefore from a heritage of 2 million euros”, “will be progressive” and “will have a return of 20 billion euros”, which is “extremely interesting”. And there again, “beyond the necessary solidarity of the richest, there is the idea of ​​a bonus/penalty on the more or less ecological character of people’s heritage”, he detailed: “the richer people emit a lot more CO2 and it is normal to tax them” more.

“Major reform” of pensions

The environmentalist candidate set out some of his other proposals, in particular establishing a “citizen income to eradicate extreme poverty” and “putting the hardship account back at the heart of a major reform” of pensions.

In terms of working time, he noted that “already many companies” are working 32 hours a week, with productivity “not dropping” while “people are living better”. This duration of working time can be “annualized, over ten years, over the week… We must leave social and economic actors the ability to organize themselves”, he estimated.

More police and gendarmes

In terms of security and justice, he promises “an additional billion euros in justice over the five-year period outside prison”, and a “major programming law” to give police and gendarmes “the means to work – and s ‘we need more staff, we will put in more staff’.

Wishing to “rethink their mission”, he explained that he wanted “that the Ministry of the Interior become a Ministry of Republican Protection”, but also that asylum and immigration be integrated into “a large Ministry of Solidarity”.


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