In the super-profit, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux ulcerated the left

France Inter For Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, it would be “madness” to tax companies that made a profit.

France Inter

For Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, it would be “madness” to tax companies that made a profit.

POLITICS – “Who is the biggest super-profiteer? » For Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the answer lies in one word: the State. This Monday, August 29, the boss of Medef strongly opposes the taxation of companies that make super-profits, even in the absence of the Prime Minister. “close the door”although he advocated another way.

“Who is the biggest super-profit, I daresay, that makes the biggest super-profit? It is the state”France Inter declared the president of Medef, a few hours before the opening of the Summer University of the employers’ organization. “Tax revenues for the 1st half of 2022 have increased by 27 billion euros thanks to the surplus of companies. So this is good news for these companies, for their employees but also for the French and for the State and for the debt.he said.

“It’s good news for the French that there are companies that make a profit because it generates taxes, tax revenue and we need to increase teachers, we need to increase the defense budget. », details of Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux adjudicating additional taxes “nonsense”. “We will not change the tax rate depending on whether things are good. At that time, if they have a super-loss, what do we do? Do we return the money to them? It is not fair”, he believed.

What is the jump Cyrielle Chatelain, co-president of the environmental group of the National Assembly. “In August 2021 the State supported companies to the tune of 80 billion euros in the face of Covid.recalls the elected official of Isère. We need to force the big companies to get out of the logic where we pool the risks and privatize the profits. To do this, excess profits must be taxed. »

The taxation of super-profits – companies that have earned more than usual thanks to dramatic circumstances, such as the health crisis and the war in Ukraine – has been demanded by the political class for months. During the debates on the law for purchasing power, an amendment was presented to the Renaissance representatives, before finally being withdrawn. But the left opposition, as well as the National Rally did not stop: after the first failure before the National Assembly in July, Olivier Faure, the first secretary of the PS, and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of La France Insoumise, now pleads for a referendum on the shared initiative.

In this context, the words of Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux aroused the anger of the supporters of a special tax. In one voice, Fabien Roussel (PCF) and Manuel Bompard (LFI) highlighted the record rate of dividends paid to shareholders in the second quarter of 2022 for the year 2021. “For whom is the end of abundance Mr. Geoffroy Roux De Bézieux? »faced the former communist presidential candidate, in reference to the recent statements of Emmanuel Macron.

Benjamin Lucas, deputy EELV accused the number 1 of Medef of “class separatism” and called on Elisabeth Borne to cancel her participation in the Summer Universities scheduled for this Monday at the beginning of the afternoon. Not this: the Prime Minister took advantage of this passage among business leaders to answer Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux: “No, Mr. President (of Medef, editor’s note), there is no excess profit on the side of the State”.

Vouching for the bosses, Elisabeth Borne confirmed that she did not want to “radically changing my position by imposing taxes on all businesses”. “We will not submit to the sirens of populism”, he promised in front of Medef, to some applause. This does not prevent a warning: “I repeat, no one understands that companies can generate extraordinary profits although the French may be worried about their purchasing power”, he warned The Parisian.

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