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The richest one percent should be more heavily taxed

The Richest should pay more taxes. The calls for the Juso Switzerland. She filed on Tuesday, the signatures for the 99-percent Initiative.

"We are the 99 percent, and we have enough," said Juso-Chief Tamara Funiciello at the Handover of the signatures in Berne. "You better watch it, your rip-off."

The Juso has 134'000 signatures of wages collected for the Initiative "relieve, capital fair tax" (99%-Initiative). This has the aim that the richest one percent is taxed more. The other 99 percent of the population are to be relieved.

capital income more tax

Specifically, the tax on capital income such as interest and dividends is 1.5 times as heavily as labour income. An exemption would apply. How much would it be, leaves open the text of the Initiative. The Juso is a limit of about 100'000 Swiss francs per year.

The more revenue for tax cuts to benefit lower and middle income from employment or social benefits such as children, the premium reduction, climate protection and education are to be used Cribs.

Rich get richer

the Initiative, the richest one percent would be affected, said the Juso-Boss. "Any other benefit". The richest one percent of the population just leave the other 99 percent work for themselves. They received money because they besässen money - according to the Motto "whoever has will be given more".

Funiciello recalled the latest Figures: in 2017, has increased the assets of the 300 richest in Switzerland, around 60 billion Swiss francs, which corresponds to almost the Federal budget for a year. According to the business magazine "Bilanz" have it together about 670 billion Swiss francs.


at the same time, many people did not know "how the hell", you should pay at the end of the month your bills for health insurance premiums, Rent, or the dentist, said Funiciello. Over a Million people in poverty were at risk. It was time for the Left to go on the Offensive "against the greed, against the redistribution from the bottom to the top".

today's dividend taxation, a beneficiary of this redistribution. Who receive CHF 100'000 dividends should only be taxed 60'000 Swiss francs. Who earn 50'000 Swiss francs with work, had to pay the entire payroll tax.


SP-national councillor Samuel Bendahan (VD), it should not be that someone, the work, the tax would be charged more than someone living assets. The assets was nowhere to be distributed as unevenly as in Switzerland, he warned.

"A sad record." The 99 percent Initiative is not the right answer. SP-national councillor Mattea Meyer (ZH) earned the bonuses for the bosses of the big banks and the recent reports of taxed at a Flat rate to the game that barely pay taxes. The Parliament could be criticized continuously for more tax breaks for the Rich and for companies, you.

The Mighty on the Finger

today's dividend taxation palpitations, described Meyer as a joke. Capital income have nothing to do with performance, but with luck and a huge asset. It is necessary to knock the Mighty "is finally on the Finger".

the collection of signatures has also participated in the SP. After the 1:12 Initiative, and the speculative-stop Initiative is the third is people's desire of Juso Switzerland. The first two have been rejected at the ballot box. (ij/sda)

Created: 02.04.2019, 13:30 PM

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