Mr. Tsipras was in favor of the abolition of the tax for parental benefits on properties up to 200,000 – 300,000 euros, answering the question of OT.gr and Eleni Stergiou.

He is interested in a small minority

Mr. Tsipras, when asked why he reacts to the abolition of the parental benefit tax announced by the Prime Minister for properties up to 800,000 euros and why he insists on the fact that it concerns the rich but also what upper limit he would set,  pointed out:

“If  it was 200,000 or 300,000 euros, I wouldn’t react. Now, the upper limit ranges from 150,000 to 800,000 euros.” said the president of SYRIZA, adding that Mr. Mitsotakis is not interested in the middle class but “he is interested in a small minority, his environment and the people he meets.”

We would see the possibility for financial support to a parent who wants to help their children, Mr. Tsipras stressed and added: “We would set the amount to 200-300 thousand… But to 800,000?”

You have to choose who you are going to satisfy

From there on, Mr. Tsipras stressed that “The continuous reduction of the corporate income tax concerns those that have a lot of profits. Biden in the US knows that he must tax the rich and support the middle class. So you have to choose who you are going to satisfy. Whether you are going to satisfy the many or the few. Mr. Mitsotakis has made his choice.”

Eleni’s Stergiou question in detail:

‘Mr. President,

The abolition of the parental benefit does not only concern real estate but also shares and a levy of up to 800 thousand euros. Why, therefore, it is not appropriate to exist a tax for a parent who wants to give their child a property of 160 or 200 or 300 thousand euros? Why do you deliberately insist that the measure concerns the rich and not the thousands who have a small or medium fortune? Don’t you know how important is solidarity between parents with their children in the middle class? Moreover, if you were the government, what upper limit would you set? ”

Alexis’ Tsipras answer:

The answer is clear. If it was 200,000 or 300,000, I wouldn’t react. Here the upper limit ranges from 150,000 to 800,000 euros. He is interested in a small minority, his environment, the people he meets.

You are right, a parent always wants to support their children. We would see the possibility to set the amount to 200 – 300 thousand… But to 800,000?

The continuous reduction of the corporate income tax concerns those that have a lot of profits. Biden in the US knows that he must tax the rich and support the middle class. So you have to choose who you are going to satisfy. Whether you are going to satisfy the many or the few. Mr. Mitsotakis has made his choice.”

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