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“The government has no right to forget the French who work,” says Xavier Bertrand

Solene Delinger
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09:12, May 24, 2022

Xavier Bertrand was the guest of Europe 1 this Tuesday morning. At the microphone of Sonia Mabrouk, the LR president of the Hauts-de-France region spoke on the subject of the purchasing power of the French, undermined by inflation. According to him, the amending finance bill, which should make it possible to respond as well as possible to increases in the prices of food for housing or even energy, is not enough.


Xavier Bertrand is expecting strong measures from the government to help the French cope with inflation. At the microphone of Sonia Mabrouk this Tuesday morning on Europe 1, the president of the Hauts-de-France region estimated that the rectification finance bill was not sufficient to best respond to increases in housing supply prices. or energy.

“They will have missed part of the problem”

“The government has no right, with its aid for purchasing power, to forget the French who work,” said Xavier Bertrand. “Because that’s how it’s taking shape. Already, we’re talking about a food check, but there are also a lot of difficulties in being able to buy diapers for babies, for feminine protection , for shampoo, for laundry. And so, if we’re only on food, they’ll have missed part of the problem.”

The popular right “speaks to all French people”

For Xavier Bertrand, it is first necessary to lower the charges which weigh on wages. “I told you the government has no right to forget those who work”, insists the president of Hauts-de-France. According to him, only the popular right speaks to all French people. “Those who are doing well, those who are not well, but also those who are in the middle, workers, employees, a certain number of executives, craftsmen, traders. And these are the eternally forgotten”, laments Xavier Bertrand.

Xavier Bertrand proposes to lower the CSG to have a real gain in purchasing power and castigates the terms of the fuel check. “You still have to be completely offbeat to say that the aid on fuel taxation is until the end of July. And how do the Aoutiens do it?”, He asks. Xavier Bertrand believes that the answer is a review of taxation and not checks.

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