CP of Bohemia and Moravia, Statement on the present political situation
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Statement of the CPBM´s Executive Committee on the present political situation
Under the influence of increased economic crisis, the social situation in the
The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, as the only opposition force, firmly rejects this effort. We will support only those proposals, which in the state budget will provide increasing of financial means for salaries of teachers, firemen and police. We promote to earmark a further 3 billions CZK for the operation of social services and 1,5 billion CZK for Czech farmers.
In this consequence, the CPBM asks the MPs of the Czech Social Democratic Party: In whose interest did you vote on Friday, September 25, this year, when a proposal of government’s the “Juanita’s austerity package” has been discussed? Surely not in the interest of most citizens. The Czech Social Democratic Party has sold, repeatedly and cheaply, its pre-election promises for both maintaining of the “coalition” with the Civic Democratic Party and political agreement concerning the 2010 state budget. It has contributed so to increasing of the value-added tax by 1 percent, to maintain the ceiling on insurance payments, and to reducing of sickness insurance. All this will be negatively reflected into the level of the parental benefit, nursing payments, incomes of long-term-ill persons, into repeatedly shortening of the period and the level of unemployment relief. The consequence will also be four percent reducing of salaries of public servants in all the public sector, the educational system, the cultural, the social sphere, the health service, the police and the fire brigades included. The Czech Social Democratic Party, which is keen to cover itself by the left-wing rhetoric, has chosen a similar method for the non-paying of sick benefit during the first three days of working incapability, and it has sold it in spite of the different view of the Constitutional Court. Similarly, the Czech Social Democratic Party supports the foreign military adventures of the “mercenary” Czech Army, which excessively burden the state budget.
In fact the Social Democratic Party, by its vacillation, enables the preaching of neo-liberal policy of the present Fischer caretaker government and continued realization of the right-wing reform conception of the Civic Democratic Party.
The CPBM repeatedly has proposed where its possible to safeguard other budget sources: First of all by using profits of the Czech Energy Plant and Central Bank, new application of progressive income taxes with strong share of physical entities of more than one million crowns income yearly and restriction of the Czech Republic participation in foreign military missions. Our proposals, which are in the interests of the majority of Czech citizens, aiming, for instance, to increase the unemployment relief, the reinstallation of sick benefit payment amounting to 60% of wages in the first three days of working incapability, restoration of the original range of maternity benefit, abolishment of social, health, pension ceiling insurance. The CPBM pursues a reduction of taxes moving toward indirect taxation, which charge all citizens without exception.
The Communist Party of