The true value of the Citizenship Income

by Claudio Cominardi – Fraud does exist in Italy. Every year tax evasion and tax evasion makes “disappear” at least 110 billion euros from the state coffers.

We are talking about a damage 2,200 times higher than that caused by the “crafty” of the Citizenship Income (equal to 50 million euros this year).

Yet it seems that the evil of the country is precisely the Citizenship Income, the measure that by law provides for the greatest number of checks.

To combat abuses and ensure maximum control also in the provision of the RdC, in 2019 the INPS created a Anti-fraud structure which, among other things, made it possible to:

  • recover 200 million euros of undue compensation;
  • identify and stop 3,000 phantom companies that have unduly resorted to layoffs;
  • identify 40,000 individuals who have unduly received bonuses for entrepreneurs and professionals damaged by the Covid emergency;
  • identify 70,000 fictitious employment relationships, avoiding the disbursement of approximately 500 million euros of NASPI;

Most of those who received the Citizenship Income without being entitled to it were total evaders, that is, they defrauded the State well before the introduction of the measure. It is thanks to the checks on the RdC that dozens of serial scammers have been discovered who otherwise would have continued to steal resources from the community.

When it comes to billions of euros “thrown away” in income or “given away” to those who would prefer to sit in an armchair, it should also be remembered that these are small amounts credited to a purchase card and to be spent in the reference month.

These resources mainly translate into basic necessities in the many neighborhood businesses such as the baker, the greengrocer, the shoemaker, the optician.

The truth is that those who attack the DRC do so mainly for mere political calculations. Maybe they are well-paid politicians with an annuity in their pocket.

Before pointing out it as the country’s evil or talking about its abolition, therefore, we should look the earners in the face. And find the courage to tell him that you want to remove the only tool that now separates them from crime, early school leaving, exploitation and the deepest desperation.

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