Tzanakopoulos: New Democracy's policies will take the economy back to 2009
Minister of State and SYRIZA MP candidate Dimitris Tzanakopoulos on Tuesday said that SYRIZA restored a sense of normality in the country while New Democracy's economic plan will take the economy back to what it was in 2009 and 2014, speaking on newsit.gr website.
Tzanakopoulos stressed that tax rates are being lowered with SYRIZA's policies, and for the first time insurance contributions correspond to real income, which he said led to an 80 pct of freelance workers seeing a drop in their insurance contributions.
"We are now in a position to pursue targeted tax relief for small and medium-sized business owners. It has already been decided to abolish the solidarity levy for annual incomes up to 20,000 euros, to gradually reduce VAT and income tax, and to reduce property tax (ENFIA)," Tzanakopoulos elaborated.
Concerning pensions, he said that SYRIZA's management of the insurance system means that "people who have only worked for 15-20 years can now qualify for a pension."
The State Minister insisted that the main opposition's leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis "speaks of a seven-day working week, and rejects collective labor agreements as a 'leftist obsession'." Mitsotakis' labor policy portfolio "will give rise to a labor market flexibility similar to the one we are seeing in Victor Orban's Hungary," he concluded, referring to the EU country's prime minister.
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