Although the final text of the maneuver is not yet available and the Mef warns that the drafts in circulation should not be taken literally, a chorus of distinctions and requests for modifications arise from the majority parties. A pressure that comes from Forza Italia and Lega and that aims above all at the tightening of pensions and fiscal measures, starting with the seizures of current accounts against evasion. “The government respects the privacy and rights of taxpayers,” the Chigi Palace intervenes at night, confirming the tension that an anti-evasion law is causing in the majority that seems to go against the traditional position of the center-right on tax matters. .
Then Giorgia Meloni speaks directly from Brussels: “You can’t talk about it, this rule will not be approved,” said the prime minister. For the government, “the news that the Tax Agency could directly access the current accounts of Italians to recover unpaid taxes is totally unfounded”, but at this point it seems clear that the anti-evasion law will change. A step back that is based on the resistance of the majority parties and not only on this issue.
It is clear to everyone that the blanket is short, but Salvini’s party is making itself heard and calling for “an extra effort” also in the area of pensions. The League, which has always made the fight against the “Fornero law” and Quota 41 one of its own battles, is currently facing “Quota 104”. “The objective is to surpass Fornero,” reiterates the undersecretary of the Northern League, Andrea Crippa, and “for this reason, already in this budget law, the center-right must demonstrate that it intervenes in the direction it said during the electoral campaign.” Regarding pensions, it is the Minister of Labor herself, Marina Calderone, who has made it known that she “is working on it.”
On this front, the advancement to the end of 2024 of the adjustment to life expectancy for those who retire regardless of age is excluded. The hypothesis circulating in the last few hours would actually be to return to 2027. Then comes a maximum limit of 50,000 euros for government bonds that can be excluded from the ISEE calculation and the “tax credit” for cinema changes again. with a strict While for the Strait Bridge the maneuver authorizes an expenditure of 780 million next year.
The Azzurri, for their part, with Antonio Tajani, promise to fight for the increase to 26% of the dry tax rate for short-term rentals, while with Giorgio Mulè they remind that “Forza Italia is historically against the increase in tax pressure » .
With the commitment of the majority not to present amendments to the text during the parliamentary session, the discontent of the supporters of the Northern League and Forza Italia has a preventive nature, that is, they intend to modify the text before it is formally deposited in the Parliament. Senate, which should happen between this afternoon and tomorrow, if not perhaps Monday morning.
Responding to a question from Matteo Renzi, the Minister of Economy, Giancarlo Giorgetti, defended the executive’s decision to modify the rules on the return of brains: too many abuses and distortions, with the result that those who use it are mainly rich people who exploit the ” facilitation, he explained. “This government is concerned about the return of brains and we have applied our modest brain to some phenomena to be censored,” the minister added ironically, responding to the leader of the IV who had spoken of “brain drain ( in the government, ed.) in the face of many desperate families” due to the modification of the legislation.
Meanwhile, CGIL and UIL return to the streets against the maneuver. For the third time together and without the CISL, they mobilized with a strike to demand a modification of the budget law. The program includes eight-hour strikes by workers, with demonstrations at territorial and regional level, divided into several dates: starting on Friday, November 17 with the strike in the central regions but also by transport and public sector workers throughout the national territory.
For Maurizio Landini and Pierpaolo Bombardieri, the budget law does not allocate sufficient resources for the renewal of public administration contracts, does not relaunch health care, does not fight against precariousness and tax evasion and does not provide the necessary answers regarding pensions. . Indeed, “despite all the promises made” to overcome the Fornero law, “there is a worsening of the system and the government continues to make money” from pensioners,” states the CGIL.
The CISL is not in favor of the strike. Luigi Sbarra confirms that he will wait for the official text of the maneuver to make a global judgement. But a mobilization around pensions cannot be ruled out.