Carlos Iturgaiz, president of the Basque PP, presented himself today in Vitoria as the main defender of Basque companies and self-employed workers. In an act in which he brought together more than 150 self-employed workers from the Basque Country, he accused Urkullu of placing businessmen "in the spotlight" and turning them into "scapegoats for mismanagement and failure."
The leader of the popular Basques considers that the Basque Executive acts out of "resentment", and has reproached him for having "the wrong telescopic sight". Faced with this attitude, he has advocated offering "the red carpet" to these groups and has made his party available to anyone who wants to "invest their lives or their assets here."
It is an invitation that Iturgaiz has wanted to demonstrate "with facts" and presenting an economic program that includes a tax reduction that would allow "returning" 1,000 million euros to companies and the self-employed. "The Basque Government passes the brush so much that it is annulling with a stroke of the pen the entrepreneurial character that our land treasured," he lamented.
Faced with this nationalist attitude that, according to the Basque PP, seeks to create a "subsidized" society where "work and business effort are not given prestige", he proposes a tax cut, which would also take place at a time when inflation is causing a significant increase in revenue. And precisely for this reason, Iturgaiz believes that it is time to put the Economic Agreement "at the service of economic recovery, employment and tax reduction."
"We are falling behind and we are not competitive," he lamented. To alleviate this situation, he proposes a tax reduction that is channeled through aid and incentives that serve to deal with energy cost overruns, the rise in raw material prices or the modernization of production, sale and marketing chains. He considers the current situation "frustrating" in which the only administrative aid is to provide payment facilities "to deal with the fiscal saber." That is why he is committed to a "simplification" of the bureaucratic proposals that allows "slimming down the administration."
Iturgaiz now wants to compare his economic strategy with that of Urkullu, who "flags of being the great collector of the Basque Country", which in his opinion has caused the autonomous community to stop "being profitable" for entrepreneurs and workers. For this, he will request the celebration of a monographic plenary in the Parliament of Vitoria.