Feijóo says that the Government “has not lowered any taxes in 2022” despite the reductions in the energy bill

The leader of the PP has assured this Tuesday that “the Government has decided that it will not lower any taxes in 2022. It does not lower taxes on medium and low incomes by one euro.” A phrase that collides with reality and even with his own discourse and strategy, which goes through attributing the paternity of the reduction of VAT on electricity bills, to which will be added this month of October that of domestic gas.

Tax cuts show the ideology in taxes: the right favors the rich and the left, the workers

Tax cuts show the ideology in taxes: the right favors the rich and the left, the workers

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But the coalition government has not only lowered the VAT that citizens pay on these two basic supplies. The escalation in the price of electricity motivated the Executive of the PSOE and United We Can to reduce two other taxes that directly affect the electricity bill: the Special Tax on Electricity and the Tax on the value of electrical energy. The latter has been directly deleted.

In total, according to data from the Tax Agency, until August the reduction in the VAT reduction on electricity has meant a reduction in revenue of 1,039 million euros. The reduction of the Special Tax on Electricity has mitigated revenues by 1,308 million. The bulk is taken by the abolition of the value tax on electrical energy: 2,175 million.

In total, 4,522 million euros in which the gas reduction is not yet included because it has begun to be applied this month, reports Diego Larrouy.

“anti-social” budgets

It is not the only false idea launched by Feijóo. The leader of the PP has rejected the 2023 General Budgets announced by the coalition government and has branded them “antisocial” for “not lowering taxes”, when the Executive has announced a reduction in personal income tax for income brackets below 21,000 euros. Later, he has insisted: “If you want to make a Social Budget, lower what is paid by medium and low incomes in 2022”.

Feijóo has even attacked the agreement itself reached within the coalition government. The PSOE and United We Can have been negotiating the 2023 accounts until this very morning, which has led the PP leader to maintain that “this country has had a divided and confronted government for a long time” and that the fact that they have had to agree on the coalition “accredits the situation of the country”.

The Galician leader has as one of his political references the former Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, who despite governing alone was unable to reach a parliamentary agreement to approve the 2017 and 2018 Budgets in a timely manner. The latter were ratified by Congress in May, almost half a year after they were to come into force, and just a few days before the motion of censure that expelled the PP from power. The coalition government of PSOE and United We Can has agreed three Budgets with that of 2023.


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