Controversial SNS leader Jan Slota announced his plans for Slovakia together with deputy Rafael Rafaj after the party leadership meeting. Slota hopes his measures will adequately prepare Slovakia financially should they be forced to return to the Slovak Koruna.
He revealed a 16% flat tax rate, sure to be popular, and an increase in pensions as part of his masterplan to put a spring back in the step of Slovakia’s taxpayers.
Slovakia will be better prepared, they say, when the eurozone meets its demise if SNS are part of the ruling coalition following the 10th March elections.
They also spoke of their support for the broad-gauge railway, believed by some to threaten Slovak workplaces at the Dobrá bulk terminal.
Through tax cuts pledged by SNS, an extra 300 EUR would line the pockets of each inhabitant. On pensions, Jan Slota boasted, “SNS will develop every effort to increase the lowest pensions by at least EUR 100”. Just how public services are to improve in Slovakia through these measures, though, is anyone’s guess.
Even with the EUR 343 million from improved VAT collection and the EUR 350 million through 10% taxation of dividends of private individuals envisaged by Rafaj, the numbers just don’t add up. ‘Within two years’ is when we should expect the collapse of the eurozone according to Slota, “and so we will do our best to be prepared for switching back to our national currency and maybe also for the end of the eurozone,” he added.