Thursday, 20 January, 2022

EXCLUSIVE SURVEY Half of French people anticipate tax hikes to curb Covid debt


The promises of fiscal moderation by the executive are considered to be not very credible by the public, according to an Elabe poll for “Les Echos”. Very few French people believe in debt cancellation. In contrast, “whatever the cost” is approved by 71% of respondents.

76% of French people think that ministers are not credible when they say that taxes will not be revised upwards.

Poor Bruno Le Maire. For months, every time a microphone is held out in front of him, he draws his favorite sentence, the one supposed to reassure the French that there will be no tax increases to fill the debt hole. .

Obviously, the Minister of the Economy will have to repeat it for a long time before convincing: 76% of French people think that the government is not credible when it says that taxes will not be revised upwards. And they are 51% to estimate that the additional debt generated by the Covid crisis will be reimbursed thanks to fiscal leverage, according to the Elabe poll carried out for “Les Echos”, Classic Radio and the Montaigne Institute.

The promises of fiscal moderation by the executive are considered to be not very credible by the public, according to an Elabe poll for “Les Echos”. Very few French people believe in debt cancellation. In contrast, “whatever the cost” is approved by 71% of respondents.

76% of French people think that ministers are not credible when they say that taxes will not be revised upwards.

Poor Bruno Le Maire. For months, every time a microphone is held out in front of him, he draws his favorite sentence, the one supposed to reassure the French that there will be no tax increases to fill the debt hole. .

Obviously, the Minister of the Economy will have to repeat it for a long time before convincing: 76% of French people think that the government is not credible when it says that taxes will not be revised upwards. And they are 51% to estimate that the additional debt generated by the Covid crisis will be reimbursed thanks to fiscal leverage, according to the Elabe poll carried out for “Les Echos”, Classic Radio and the Montaigne Institute.