Yolanda Díaz and Pablo Echenique have rejected the concept of recentralization and charge against the "fiscal dumping" of the PP
MADRID, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, has expressed her support for tax harmonization between communities, which is fully constitutional, while the spokesperson for United We Can in Congress, Pablo Echenique, emphasizes that it can be carried out before the financing reform autonomic
In statements to the media in the corridors of Congress, Díaz has emphasized that she defends the constitutional framework and that she defines "very well" the regional and state powers in regional and state matters. Therefore, she has rejected the concept of recentralization that has sparked controversy around the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá; who this very morning denied that he used that term.
In this way, he has expressed his "absolute respect" for the established competence framework and has charged again against the PP for its decision to abolish the Wealth tax in Andalusia, because it promotes "fiscal dumping" and wants to turn Spain into "competition of gifts to the rich".
After demanding that the popular ones respect the Constitution, the also Minister of Labor has recriminated that this party "curiously" is against taxing the large electricity companies or financial entities, when they are having so many extraordinary benefits.
"They are next to those who have the most", he has settled to insist that talking about taxes is to do it about education, health or dependency and, in this way, he has insisted that fiscal harmonization is "perfectly possible" Finally, Díaz has expressed his respect for the head of the Treasury, María Jesús Montero, who "does her job and does it well".
Meanwhile, Echenique has remarked that this harmonization is perfectly possible before approving a new financing system, although the Minister of Finance slipped yesterday that it should be done within that framework.
And it is that without downplaying that reform, he recalled that new taxes have been approved during the legislature and that others can continue to be promoted, in line with the tax reform that his group defends.
Likewise, he has pointed out that the debate opened as a result of Escrivá's reflections is "very pertinent and timely", because in tax matters there cannot be a downward competition between communities to "take millionaires" to their territory and, with it, , "undermine" the Welfare State.
In this sense, he recalled that United We Can already proposed a tax on large fortunes, which was not supported by the PSOE, and that it was already deploying a "harmonization", not recentralization, with a minimum taxation for all the autonomies for these great fortunes. His objective, according to Echenique, is to set that threshold to prevent Madrid or Andalusia from "fiscal dumping."
During the month of June, the confederal group brought a bill, rejected in the chamber, to create a tax on large fortunes, complementary to the Patrimony and aimed at the sum of assets above ten million euros.