Christian Democrats oppose Solberg’s new tax cuts: “The time for major tax cuts is over”

Kjell Ingolf RopstadPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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The Christian Democrats (KrF) and Kjell Ingolf Ropstad have been supporting cutting taxes by NOK 34 billion since 2013. Now, they decided to oppose new tax cuts.

KrF leader Kjell Ingolf Ropstad warns that KrF will not support new, big tax cuts.

“The time for major reductions in the tax level is over. If we want to be able to say no to major welfare cuts in the future, we must also say no to major tax cuts,” he told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

The Liberal Party (V) has decided to preserve a moderate wealth tax, while the Conservative Party’s (H) program committee wants to lower the overall tax level and “ensure that everyone is left with more of their own income.”

Ropstad defended the party’s position by saying that the state is facing tougher times.

“We would rather prioritize important investments in early childhood and dignified care for the elderly than lower the overall tax level,” he added.

He says the tax level should remain about the same as today.

“We believe the time for major tax cuts is over, and it will be our starting point in the negotiations with the Conservatives and the Liberals after the election. We will be clear on this,” he concluded.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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