According to LO's calculations, it is necessary 108 billion in the next three years in order to get a welfare as well as works well enough. Chairman Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson says that during the good times it is no big thing to finance such an investment. But he admits that it partly have to be through tax increases, which, according to the LO should be taken out of capital.
januariavtalet need to take out a clear direction for what this legislature should be about. It can't just go out on lowering the marginal tax rates. Therefore, a new horse-trading about how welfare is to be built out, " says Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson.
He sees parallels to the settlement in the 1930s, when the social democratic labour market policies were combined with the Bondeförbundets agricultural policy.
LO-base also suggests that there are strategic points to link the two right wing parties closer to the social democrats. He sees how M, KD and SD will grow together in a conservative block and then need to the ties between the samarbetspartierna be strengthened.
they faced the voters again. Should you win then it is necessary to devote resources to building out the welfare.
Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson admits that it is double the emotions this first of may, when the social democrats have agreed to lower the tax rate for high-income earners and liberalising the labour code.
" I would be lying if I said there is an easy mode in the trade union-political cooperation between LO and the party. There will be more criticism of the social democrats than you usually see on the first of may.