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Chairman Reinier Castelein's response to the million dollar bill

19 September 2023

“This Budget Day we hear a lot of election rhetoric and see the well-known pictures. Everyone is talking about Maxima's trousers or the poverty of the minimum income earners. The middle incomes are forgotten and drown in silence due to rising burdens and rising costs. 2 billion is spent to combat poverty. What is not visible is that income taxes will be higher next year. The tax burden on middle incomes is increasing again, while the tax burden should actually be reduced across the board. That is good for all incomes. Society longs for a restoration of trust. Part of this can be found in income security and expenditure security for the middle class. None of that in this Budget Memorandum.”

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