New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday Greece is a country that punishes hard work and criminalizes success, after a meeting with self-employed professionals and scientists who work in Greece.
“I want our youth to live in a Greece that will recognize their work, reward their talent, and reward their labors. That is why I am in favor of a bold tax reduction,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
He cites a simple table with an example he heard during the meeting with self-employed professionals where it shows that the new taxation, if a technical office manages to increase its income from 50,000 to 70,000 euros it will make only 1,000 euros of profit.
“Why do it?” he asks. “Instead of asking the young to make dreams and reach high, we give them disincentives. Instead of rewarding professionals who stay up late in their offices, in their medical offices, on construction sites, we remove their access to money that belongs to their own pocket,” he added.