Lysbakken: Norwegian billionaires had it too good during the corona crisis – workers paid the price

Audun LysbakkenPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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The billionaires in Norway had it too good during the pandemic, Socialist Left Party (SV) leader Audun Lysbakken stated on Saturday. He believes that workers paid the highest price for the crisis.

On Saturday, Lysbakken spoke to SV’s youth party SU, which is currently arranging a summer camp on Utøya.

“The pandemic became a crisis of differences. It has gone well for the top of Norwegian society, where fortunes have grown, and the stock market has constantly reached new highs,” the SV leader said.

He pointed out how many people became unemployed during the pandemic and highlighted hotel and restaurant employees and shop employees in particular. 

Lysbakken’s message to the rich

At the same time, many rich people are complaining about too high taxes, according to Lysbakken.

“I have a clear message for dissatisfied rich people: You have become rich because of the work effort of people in Norway,” Lysbakken said.

“Of course, you will contribute more to the community that has made your wealth possible,” he said.

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

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2 Comments on "Lysbakken: Norwegian billionaires had it too good during the corona crisis – workers paid the price"

  1. You can’t berate the rich really! They already contribute much of Norway’s industries!

  2. The biggest shame is they take money away from Norwegian society by outsourcing

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