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Tax matters

Nabila Ramdani’s criticism of the Gilet Jaunes (December Connexion) seems a case of not seeing the wood for the trees.

The fundamental decisions about what is produced and how are made in the interests of a small global elite.

This elite loves flat taxes on essentials such as fuel duty because the major impact is on the lives of poor people. The very wealthy are highly skilled at protecting their money and making sure that the costs of their choices are dumped on those who have no choice. At the same time, they can pose as defenders of the planet.

To ignore this is to provide ammunition to climate-change deniers who appear champions of the average person while encouraging business as usual.

Steve Gelfer, Châtellerault

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