Macron suggests lowering taxes for middle class
Macron argued that these tax reductions would incentivize individuals to stay on the job despite tax raises in the past years.
In an interview with L'Opinion Daily, Macron pitched the idea of implementing tax reductions for middle-class citizens. "We must continue the trajectory of lowering taxes on our middle class," Macron said.
The Middle-class in France refers to those with income which ranges from $1,600 to $2,700. Macron argued that these tax reductions would incentivize individuals to stay on the job despite tax raises in the past years.
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