The President of the Valencian Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has claimed, in his institutional speech on the occasion of 9 d’Octubre «to raise this clamor for justice in financing, against the dumping fiscal and to decentralize institutions. In this sense, it has demanded a “second territorial transition” of autonomous Spain. “We will never let them send us to the corner of the provincials,” he warned.
It is not the first time that Puig has lashed out at the tax system of the Community of Madrid. A few months ago he came to propose a tax on the capital.
He also pointed out that the Valencian Community has “a double objective”: that Spain “offers us” what corresponds to us and on the other, “to lead a fairer Spain, a better Spain.”
The debate on fiscal harmonization will be on the table at the next PSOE Congress.
The proposal is supported by amendments from various provinces of the Andalusian PSOE –Córdoba, Sevilla, Málaga, Jaén and Granada- – and by the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC).
Specifically, the amendment presented in this sense by the Catalan socialists states that in order to “balance the territory” in the “construction of federal Spain” it is necessary to Fiscal “harmonization” that, in addition to tending towards a European tax system, “take into account the fight against fiscal ‘dumping’ situations between the Autonomous Communities that” cause concentration of assets in certain communities “and that in others” discourage private investment. “
Also another proposal that comes from Jaén is very explicit against what the PSOE calls “fiscal dumping”, which the Socialists always attribute to Madrid mainly, although in these amendments they do not specify which autonomies would be those that are exercising this fiscal disloyalty.
Rejection in Madrid
The Socialists’ proposal has been rejected by the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Community of Madrid, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty. “Despite the fact that they did not win the elections (in Madrid) they intend to oblige the people of Madrid in other ways. It seems that this is going to be one of the issues with which they are going to agree because the Socialists always want to fry us with taxes on the Madrilenians, “Lasquetty lamented in statements to journalists.
However, the head of the Economy and Finance of the region has already notified the Government of Spain that they are going to reject this “obligation” just as the people of Madrid have rejected the PSOE at the polls in the last elections on May 4.