Jobbik: “We’ll use all our means to fight the government’s latest horrific act”
The government wants to override the Hungarian people’s will expressed in the municipal elections and to take away these cities’ tax income just to fatten and enrich its clientèle even more, said Dániel Z. Kárpát in his online press conference on Thursday, reacting to the Deputy PM’s bill on the designation of special business zones within city territories.
Submitted late Tuesday night, the motion would significantly reduce the value threshold for projects implemented in special industrial zones. While in the town of Göd, projects with over HUF 100 billion budget were assigned to special industrial zones, thus involving the Fidesz-led county council, the latest motion would reduce this limit to HUF 5 billion. In other words, if the bill gets passed, many towns and cities will lose a significant share of their business tax revenue to Fidesz-led county councils.
As Dániel Z. Kárpát explained: “Within each county, local Fidesz oligarchs would be able to decide which cities would host which project, who would be the general contractor, who would get rich through skimming the money from these projects.”
Jobbik’s vice president also recalled the outcome of certain Territorial and Settlement Development Operative Programme tenders, where “we saw the serial abusers of funds end up in the courtroom”. He added that: We want to save the budget of the local councils from Fidesz oligarchs, otherwise the municipalities may not be able to carry out their non-mandatory tasks and perhaps even their duties. According to Dániel Z. Kárpát, the “government wants to undermine dozens of typically opposition-led municipalities”. As an example, the politician mentioned Dunaújváros where the city’s tax revenue may actually end up in Fidesz-led Székesfehérvár, and “even entire districts may be left out of the development projects”.
“What we see is that the government has failed to involve multinational companies in sharing the public burden of anti-pandemic measures, and even the minimal contribution these corporations offered in terms of business tax may now end up somewhere far from the local councils in the future. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”, he concluded, noting that Jobbik was going to use all possible means to fight the government’s latest horrific act.
Bazsó Bálint Márton / Alfahír.hu - Jobbik.com