Europe 1 12:04 am, November 22, 2021

During the third investiture debate of the Republicans in the next presidential election, broadcast on Europe 1 and CNews, the five candidates presented their proposals to strengthen the purchasing power of the French.

After a year and a half of health crisis, how to strengthen the wallet of the French?

On Europe 1 and CNews, for the third debate of the investiture of the Republicans in the next presidential election, the five candidates put forward their economic proposals.

According to a survey for Europe 1 and CNews, 64% of French people believe that tax money is misused.

Michel Barnier, Xavier Bertrand, Éric Ciotti, Philippe Juvin and Valérie Pécresse propose different measures.

A retirement at 65 desired by several candidates

The former Brexit negotiator for the EU, Michel Barnier, wants a reduction in employers' charges on wages from 1.6 to 2.5 times the minimum wage.

The candidate also shares a drop of 10 billion euros in production taxes, an increase in the salaries of professors and teachers as well as a single and capped unemployment benefit.

He is positioning himself for retirement at 65 by 2030.

For his part, the mayor of La Garenne-Colombes Philippe Juvin defends a massive tax cut, including on business production.

The one who is also a professor of medicine puts forward a plan for territorial equality, a funded pension and, like Michel Barnier, a retirement at 65, except for long and difficult careers.

A national and European priority for housing

The retirement age at 65 is also shared by Eric Ciotti.

The member for Alpes-Maritimes also wants a national and European priority concerning housing.

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