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Against government advice, a Macronist deputy wants to reform the fuel tax

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Published yesterday at 18:23, updated yesterday at 18:33.

Budget: Against government advice, Macronist MP Richard Ramos wants to reform the fuel tax. TOMAS SANSON / AFP

LE FIGARO INFORMATION – The MoDem deputy, Richard Ramos, estimates that the State “has just taken two billion out of the pockets of the French.” He calls, in particular, for the return of a “floating tax” on fuels.

Inflation, and more particularly the increase in gasoline prices, is driving the debate in this new political year. In this context, the government and parliamentarians are looking for solutions. According to information from Figaro, Macronist MP Richard Ramos (MoDem) plans to present several amendments on the issue during the examination of the 2024 finance bill in the autumn. According to him, the tax on internal consumption of energy products (TICPE) allowed the State “take two billion out of the pockets of the French“, and more specifically “on the backs of the poor“. A thesis also defended a few days ago by the president of Altos de Francia, Xavier Bertrand, who believes that the government is being formed “a jackpot (…) behind the backs of the French“. And that the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, strongly rejects.

To repair this “injustice”, the elected representative of the MoDem, who swears to have the support of several deputies from his group, and even the president of the party…

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