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JOBBIK CALLS FOR TAXES ON BENEFICIARIES OF GOVT POLICIES

 

The government should withdraw its support from beneficiaries of its policies and levy taxes on those businesses instead, György Szilágyi, deputy leader of opposition Jobbik, told an online press conference. Szilágyi insisted that “friends and families” in government circles had “amassed tremendous wealth” since 2010. He added the assets of Lőrinc Mészáros, a businessman linked to the ruling Fidesz party, had grown 53-fold since the party assumed power. Szilágyi accused the government of “abandoning the people” and said oligarchs were “taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis” and “profiteering unscrupulously”. He also accused the government of sending “chronically ill hospital patients home to die” while leaving “tens of thousands to lose their jobs without financial support”.