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Norwegian opposition hits out at '19th century' double vote idea
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15:34 CEST+02:00
A suggestion by that owners of holiday cabins could be given two votes – one for each constituency in which they own property – has been decried by the opposition as “from the 19th century”.

patina arne fagerholt The Progress Party (FrP), a right-wing partner in the coalition government, last week suggested that an extra vote could be given to citizens who pay real estate tax on properties in separate parts of the country.

cyanide and happiness generator Helge André Njåstad, financial spokesperson with the Progress Party, said last week the measure would give property tax contributors fair influence in the areas in which they contribute to municipal coffers.

takk etter begravelse The party actually wants to reduce real estate tax overall, Njåstad also said.

betalt i kontant til ansatte “Our primary viewpoint is that we’d like to scrap property tax, for both houses and holiday cabins. But property tax in relation to cabins is particularly bad. Those paying property tax on cabins have no influence on politics in those municipalities,” he told skal fylles ut av kunden lyca.

måling av huset Government support for reduction of maximum property tax rates from seven to five percent was secured by the Progress Party during negotiations in January, when the coalition government with the Conservative and Liberal parties was formed.

halve jula 2017 That change still needs to be voted for by a parliamentary majority, meaning the minority coalition must gain the support of at least one other parliamentary group, most likely the Christian Democrats.

veldig billige middager But Njåstad said he would like to see further changes in the area.

full goodwill metode “Perhaps the right to vote should be given in two places when you pay tax in two places. This must naturally be more closely examined, but should we gain a majority for it, we would create models which give cabin owners influence over taxation,” he said to VG.

triaden storsenter butikker That idea was dismissed as “19th century” by Audun Lysbakken, leader of the opposition Socialist Left (SV) party.

følelse av klump i halsen “It is refreshing to see the Progress Party wants to go back to the 19th century to find new ideas,” Lysbakken hovedlandsrennet alpint 2018.

handle inn til baby The SV leader said the idea was reminiscent of a time when voting rights were dependent on how much land one owned.

land of the free “It is a crazy proposal. What they are actually proposing here is that people who can afford a holiday cabin have a bigger say in our democracy,” he said.

allmektig gud chords He also suggested that such a measure could result in local populations losing influence over municipal politics.

truss questions by joint method Under current laws, municipalities in Norway are responsible for collecting property tax, but whether the tax is actually demanded is up to the individual municipalities themselves.

første katt i verdensrommet “FrP is leading people on when they say they are against property tax. The government gives so little to municipalities that many feel they must collect property tax. It is [Progress Party leader and Finance Minister] Siv Jensen’s tax cuts for the rich that cause a greater need for property tax, so FrP should stop pretending they are against it,” Lysbakken said.

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