Kataeb head rejects additional taxes to fund salary scale

Mon 17 Jul 2017 at 19:35 Politics


NNA - Kataeb Party head, MP Sami Gemayel, on Monday sternly rejected additional taxes that would be mulled at the Parliament tomorrow to fund the salary scale, highlighting the necessity to dissociate the scale from levies.


"The tax decree has been rescheduled on tomorrow's legislative session's agenda," Gemayel told a news conference at Kataeb Central House in Saifi.


"We were taken aback when they relisted the taxes on the agenda," he said, warning that those levies directly would target all the social categories, namely the poor, and would lead to a higher cost of life.


Gemayel then urged the Parliament not to pass the taxes, as well as to control the waste of public funds and endorse the required reforms "in order to put Lebanon on the track of growth."


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