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 Rada Puts Bill on the 15% Currency Tax on Hold for Indefinite Period

Verkhovna Rada put off the bill #11433 on the payment by individuals of 15% fee when selling currencies for an indefinite period of time and started to consider next issues on the agenda.

Censor.NET correspondent reports that before voting for the bill, the opposition spoke strongly against it, and so did the representatives of the group of former opposition that joined the ruling party.

Group leader Volodymyr Kaplienko noted that there is no tax on money anywhere the world and recalled that during the Great Depression in the U.S. all gold was taken from the population, and in Ukraine where there is no default or collapse of the economy, the currency should be just taken away from the population, joked the deputy. "The black market which we saw at the end of the Soviet Union, will look like a baby compared to what will happen now."

However, Mykola Tomenko threatened to print the name of every deputy who will vote for this law to ensure that every Ukrainian knows the culprit: "We will publish and inform the public about every person who voted today for the tax of Viktor Yanukovych's family. This is how we interpret the bill against the people."

Also, the politician drew attention to the fact that this bill has been registered in the parliament only yesterday and today it is already on the agenda. Also, he said, the scientific expert governance of Rada acknowledged the bill as "inadequate and contrary to common sense."

In his turn Anatoliy Hrytsenko called on Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn not to accept the law stating that he has a legal right to introduce amendments.


 
 
 
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