He insists in a meeting with Teresa Ribera on the urgency of limiting mortgage loans just as was done with gas
MADRID, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The spokesman for United We Can, Pablo Echenique, has positively valued that the head of the Treasury, María Jesús Montero, is open to the possibility of raising taxes on large fortunes, as he has done with energy and banking, as his group proposed in June in Congress although, then, it was rejected.
He also has the "hope" that the PSOE changes its mind and accepts the proposal launched by the purple formation to establish a temporary cap on the rise in variable-rate mortgages, because it is an "urgent" matter in which it has to act government.
This has been indicated in statements to the media moments before holding a meeting with the third vice president and head of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, where she will precisely demand that it be accepted to limit the rise in variable-rate mortgage loans for one year to the 0.1%, which would mean a saving in the monthly fee of 150 euros.
The proposal of the purples is that this initiative be introduced in the next contingency plan or in the current one that is in the parliamentary process with the amendment phase.
In this way, Echenique hopes to convince of the relevance of applying this limit to mortgages, because the Executive has not acted to "relieve the bill" of the mortgage, in the midst of an upward trend in Euribor, as it has done with gas or electricity bill. "We don't want to be right in a few months," he added.
And also, with the debate on taxation in the background in recent days on the harmonization of taxes, he was pleased to hear that the head of the Treasury is no longer closed to the possibility of a tax on large fortunes, which his formation demanded in Congress through a bill.
Then, the confederal group demanded to create a state tax on large fortunes, complementary to that of Patrimony and directed to the sum of assets above ten million euros. To this end, he advocated a new tax scale with eight brackets and rates, from 3.6% to 5%, taking into account whether the taxpayer pays through Wealth Tax.
Returning to the issue of mortgages, Echenique has remarked that the war in Ukraine seems to be "long" and may "enter an escalation of the war", with which it is necessary to protect families from its socioeconomic consequences and from the great increase that experience these credits, with an increase in Euribor that represents 200 euros more in the monthly payment of households.
He has also reaffirmed that they will be "very insistent" with other measures not accepted by the PSOE, such as applying a progressive domestic electricity bill that further penalizes households with high consumption, and the creation of new green taxes on polluting vehicles. such as yachts, private planes or high-capacity luxury cars.
"In recent months you were told that it was impossible to put an extraordinary tax on banks and electricity companies, or to put a tax on large fortunes. Our obligation is to insist and that on the subject of energy saving it is evident that a millionaire person spends a lot more energy than a working person", he settled.