what are the candidates’ proposals to improve purchasing power?

The Association of Mayors of France (AMF), the Association of Departments of France (ADF) and Regions of France organized a major oral for the candidates for the presidential elections on Tuesday, March 15, in collaboration with franceinfo. They were questioned by local elected officials about their project and their programme, at the belfry of Montrouge (Hauts-de-Seine). Only Emmanuel Macron and Éric Zemmour declined the invitation.

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On the occasion of this event, some of the candidates present responded to franceinfo to present their purchasing power proposals. Jean Lassalle did not speak on this subject and Jean-Luc Mélenchon refused to answer our questions. Find here their proposals to improve the everyday life of the French.

Fabien Roussel: “Removing raw materials from the law of the market”

“We have to take raw materials out of the law of the market”, argued Fabien Roussel, candidate of the French Communist Party (PCF). in collaboration with franceinfo. He regrets that “essential goods and products are at stake in the stock exchange, which rises to the sound of cannon”“It’s indecent”, denounces Fabien Roussel. To face this one “bills that have been rising for a while”Fabien Roussel also calls out: “raising wages and pension”† He believes that the “big companies and especially those that make a lot of profit – 137 billion for the CAC 40 in 2021 – have ample resources”† The PCF candidate also offers to support “Small businesses: our SMEs, our VSEs, our merchants, to raise wages”

Marine Le Pen: “Return 200 to 250 euros per month” to households

National Rally candidate Marine Le Pen claims to have in her election project “a whole series of proposals to support purchasing power”† So she quotes on franceinfo “Tax cuts, help for families, for the elderly”“My goal is to repay an average of 200 to 250 euros per month per household”, she adds. Faced with rising fuel prices, Marine Le Pen proposes to “the VAT on fuels from 20 to 5.5%”† According to the RN candidate, this makes ’12 billion euros to the French’† It specifies that these proposals will allow: “to recover 30 to 40 centimes per liter”

Philippe Poutou: increase of the minimum wage to “1,800 euros net”

Faced with the rising cost of living, Philippe Poutou, candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA), argued for a minimum wage on “1,800 euros net”‘It’s difficult, even without the raise’ the cost of living, he said, adding: “that there is real social suffering associated with far too low incomes and far too general insecurity”† How to finance such a measure? “We know that the wealth is there and it exists. It is even being diverted and stolen by the ultra-rich to the detriment of the population and public services. We must therefore do the opposite.”, he explained. According to him, “redistributing this wealth requires expropriation, socialization, especially of the banking system”

Anne Hidalgo: “Freeze energy prices”

In order to improve the purchasing power of the French, the socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo proposes to “VAT on petrol 5.5%” and from “freeze prices so that there is no negative impact at the pump”“We also have to freeze energy prices because many of our fellow citizens can no longer handle it and are clutching at the throat”, assures the candidate of the PS. It also provides for its election manifesto a ‘Wage increase and increase minimum wage of 200 euros per month’ to pass it on “1.469 euros per month”

Nathalie Arthaud: “Automatic indexation” of salaries

‘More than ever we have to fight for a salary increase’dear Nathalie Arthaud, who judges that“there’s money for it”† She suggests doing this to reduce profits and dividends. Lutte Ouvrière’s candidate proposes to: “index them for inflation” So “Automatically”† It has to happen, she says. “month after month”“We don’t wait a year to realize that there has been 8% inflation and that workers have become even poorer.” According to Nathalie Arthaud, inflation “spreads over all prices, especially those of food, i.e. over essential needs” while parallel, “we are dealing with salaries that have been too low for too many years”.

Valérie Pécresse: “Return the taxes that the state collects on gasoline”

“I suggest that the state returns the money”, explained the candidate Les Républicains. While the government announced a “discount at the pump of 15 cents per liter” on all fuels on Saturday, starting April 1. “The state must return the money from the taxes it collects on gasoline”, advanced Valerie Pecresse. According to her, “With the increase in the price of petrol, the state has collected 25 cents more in petrol. He only returns 15 to the French, this is not normal.” Valérie Précresse also asks that the State “to give [cet argent] now, not April 1”

Yannick Jadot: “An instant check” for the most precarious families

Faced with the rising cost of living, environmental presidential candidate Yannick Jadot proposes: “an immediate check for 400 euros for the 6 million families who are most in difficulty today because of their purchasing power” and from “100 euros for middle-class families”† He declares himself in favor of “the implementation of the sustainable mobility package paid by companies up to 1,000 euros fuel per year”† He’s calling “mobilize all our craftsmen, all our companies to ensure that we give priority to all our renovation projects and that we put the package on the most troubled families”

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan: an “immediate limit at 1.70 euros” per liter of fuel

The candidate Debout la France, Nicolas Dupont Aignan, asked him immediately a cap on 1.70 euros” the liter of fuel. “LThe government is completely unaware of what is happening to millions of French people who need their cars to work.”he assures. He called for the setting up “a very quick emergency measure”† He also asked “that we return the 43 cents that Emmanuel Macron stole from the French on the… [litre de] diesel”† According to him, this increase “linked to new taxes” that the President has instituted. He also finds the discount of 15 cents per liter, which will apply from 1 April, “a scam”