As Alberto Núñez Feijóo has been doing with Pedro Sánchez, in Euskadi the PP is also focusing its work in opposition to the Government of Iñigo Urkullu on the economic front. But beyond the repeated requests for a tax cut given the overtaxing that rampant inflation is generating, the popular Basques also seek to set themselves up as defenders of businessmen against a lehendakari who "has put them in the spotlight." "He is wrong to make them scapegoats for mismanagement and failure in managing him," Carlos Iturgaiz reproached him on Tuesday.
In front of a hundred attendees, the conservative formation held a conference on Tuesday in Vitoria under the title 'In defense of the self-employed', which was attended by, among others, the president of ATA, Lorenzo Amor. , Iturgaiz has detailed some of his economic recipes, such as a tax reduction that puts the Economic Agreement "at the service of recovery." The Basque PP also proposes aid for 1,000 million euros over three years to alleviate energy and raw material cost overruns, a simplification of bureaucracy and a slimming down of public administrations.
For now, the popular ones are going to request a monographic plenary session in the Basque Parliament so that this type of economic measures can be debated. But from now on they put themselves on the chip to confront the PNV model, "which passes the brush so much that it is annulling with a stroke of the pen the entrepreneurial character that our land treasured." A fiscal and economic policy that, according to Iturgaiz, aims to turn Euskadi "into a subsidized society where work is not honored and business effort is scarcely recognized institutionally."
The leader of the popular Basques, on the other hand, wants to "lay out the red carpet" for businessmen so that they "invest their lives and assets here." An attraction strategy to which, he says, Urkullu's attitude does not contribute. "He has a grudge against businessmen that worries me greatly, he has the wrong telescopic sight," he has made ugly. Iturgaiz was thus referring to the recent episodes of tension, especially due to the Zedarriak report that unleashed the Lehendakari's anger for maintaining that the Basque Country has lost "positions of leadership" and competitiveness with respect to other communities such as Madrid.
Precisely the Madrid tax model, which the nationalist president came to place in the 'dumping', has flown over the round table that has brought together self-employed, entrepreneurs and merchants. In that forum, the president of ATA has extolled the tax policy of Madrid and also of Andalusia, both governed by the PP. In addition, Amor has seconded the request for a tax reduction. “Lowering taxes with the one that is falling is not on the left or on the right, it is common sense. It is what I ask the Administration », he reiterated.