Kataeb Party Condemns 'Black Day' as Ruling Authority Reimposed Taxes to Fund Electoral Campaigns

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Kataeb Party Condemns 'Black Day' as Ruling Authority Reimposed Taxes to Fund Electoral Campaigns

The Lebanese Kataeb party on Tuesday accused the ruling authority of conspiring against the interest of Lebanon and its people, and dodging the Constitutional Council's verdict regarding the previous taxes law.

"The political authority reimposed the same taxes in order to fund its electoral campaigns now that it became clear that the levies would generate much more than the cost of the salary scale," read a statement issued following the weekly meeting of the Kataeb's politburo.

"That was an unprecedented, black fiscal day," it added.

The party held the ruling authority responsible for impoverishing the Lebanese by burdening them with random taxes, blasting its indifference towards the repeated calls for reforms and anti-corruption actions.

"The Kataeb party, which managed to challenge the previous taxes law, pledges to stand firmly by the people's side each time the authority conspires against them," it affirmed.

The politburo warned against Hezbollah's insistence to drag the country into the regional inferno, deeming the state's inertia regarding issues related to its sovereignty as an "unprecedented surrender".

The party condemned the "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" policy that is prevailing over the government's decisions, including the recent appointments in the judicial system, warning that the country is being ruled based on dubious settlements and capricious deals.

Source: Kataeb.org