By a last vote of the Assembly, the Parliament definitively approved Wednesday, November 25 in the evening “inflation compensation” of 100 euros provided by the government for 38 million French people, despite strong reservations from both the right and the left.
The measure is contained in the second amending finance bill for 2021, called “end of management”, adopted by 39 votes to 12 after a last stand of the LFI deputies who see in the inflation allowance a “Skinny strenna”. Deputy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher praised the opposite “A simple, fast, efficient measure” in the face of rising prices, especially for energy.
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“Ephemeral and poorly targeted” for the left
The allowance, which was announced at the end of October, must be paid to employees, the self-employed, retirees, the unemployed, recipients of minimum social benefits and still scholarship students receiving less than 2,000 euros net monthly. The first to touch it will be employees, the self-employed and job seekers at the end of December.
This tax-exempt bonus will be paid in one go and automatically, from the end of December by the employers (which will be reimbursed by the State) to the employees, and at the beginning of 2022 for the other categories, without the need for any action.
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The left drew a measure “Ephemeral and poorly targeted”, “A drop of water in a barrel of oil”. Emmanuel Macron is looking for “To abandon the label of president of the rich” and “Take out the wooden checkbook” as the presidential election approaches, said Mathilde Panot, LFI MP leader, who defended a motion of rejection in vain in vain.
“The emergency” of the measure, it is that of the “Campaign time”, also pinned Marie-Christine Dalloz for the LR group. She believes that the executive seeks to “Avoid a resumption of the dispute” in the vein of “yellow vests”, even if it means increasing the level of the country’s debt.
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Right and left have jointly criticized a « injustice » : taking into account only individual income for the payment of the premium, and not household income. Because a single mother receiving 2,050 euros per month will not receive the allowance, unlike an employee of 1,900 euros, in a relationship with a person with much higher remuneration, for example.
The Senate, dominated by the right, had earlier in the day rejected this amending budget for new reading. The upper assembly voted the “Preliminary question” proposed by the general rapporteur of the Budget Jean-François Husson (LR), resulting in the rejection of the text without examination of the articles.
Last week, the Senate had already revoked the measure at first reading. Asked about this on LCI Thursday, November 18, government spokesman Gabriel Attal replied when in any case, “The National Assembly has the last word”.
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Rather than the inflation allowance, the senators had promoted a device presented as “Better targeted”, which provided in particular for an exceptional increase of 150 euros in the activity bonus and an exceptional allowance of 150 euros for beneficiaries of minimum social benefits and social benefits. The LREM deputy for Val-de-Marne retorted yesterday to the Assembly: the inflation allowance, “ That’s 30 million more people than the senators proposed! So yes, we accept this political disagreement. “