The flat tax will not increase and the reduction of the social security contributions (CAS) is in discussion, with solutions being sought by the Ministry of Public Finance to become feasible, PNL President Crin Antonescu said.
"It is in discussion (reducing social security contributions — editor's note) , we support it very strongly. In principle, the Premier was open to this option. Formulas are sought at the Ministry of Finance to make it feasible, but the idea remains", said Antonescu.
He also stressed that the flat tax will not rise.
"Neither we do support it, nor it will increase. (...) Things are set in 2012, in the government program. I also said , when this public discussion emerged, which I did not generate, or someone else in the PNL , we very clearly said it that PNL does not agree with it and will not accept such a thing. On the same occasion, I stressed that Premier Ponta did not come to propose the flat tax increase", Crin Antonescu explained.
According to the President of PNL, all the discussion about the flat tax increase had not and have no basis whatsoever, being a shunned option.
"There is no reason to perceive all the discussion about the budget construction with everything that involves, searching for resources, holes plugging, contacts and understandings with the IMF in a domestic policy key. So, there is not a dispute between the National Liberal Party and PSD, it is a normal joint, team, governmental effort, to which the Minister of Finance, and the Prime Minister and the Minister for Budget participate, seeking to build a budget set to aid the country's economy, to serve the state's obligations and interests toward the citizens, in conformity, as closely as possible, with the governance program. At the moment when we will have a tangible variant, we will discuss it, will explain it, will justify it", Antonescu emphasized.AGERPRES