Fatih Erbakan, Chairman of the Re-Welfare Party, expressed his criticism about the Medium Term Program (MTP) and the tax system announced by the government recently. Erbakan said, “This current distorted tax system, which consists of taxes collected from large segments of society and low-income people, must be transformed into a fair tax system. “No to a system that taxes the rich less and the poor more,” he said.
Fatih Erbakan spoke at the 3rd Ordinary Provincial Congress of his party held at the İbrahim Erkal Cultural Center in Erzurum.
Stating that they have some expectations from the government regarding the improvement of taxes, inflation and the economy after the elections, Erbakan said:
“I have been stating for years that we cannot avoid paying debt interest by continuing to borrow without a balanced budget. Look, although our late leader Erbakan was in power with a coalition for a short period of 11 months, the first thing he did was to realize a single budget. Unfortunately, I see that we are currently very far away from this with the Medium Term Program. This current distorted tax system, which consists of taxes collected from large segments of the public and low-income people, needs to be transformed into a fair tax system. No to a system that taxes the rich less and the poor more. There is a need to switch to a fair tax system. The state must roll up its sleeves and take responsibility for the production of high value-added products and their export. “It is not possible to become rich without producing value-added products.”
Erbakan, who said in his speech that “they took part in the People’s Alliance in the general elections for the future of children and young people”, stated that they did not enter into a bargain and expressed the following views:
“We took such an attitude to prevent those who say ‘We will eradicate the so-called concept of honor’ and ‘We will bring back the Istanbul Convention’, and to prevent those who say ‘LGBT does not affect or harm the Turkish family structure’ and this mentality from coming to power. “We took such an attitude in order not to surrender this country and this state to those who say ‘Teaching the Quran to 5- and 6-year-old children before school is the Taliban mentality.'”
Erbakan stated that the people also thought in this direction during the elections and that they stood by their homeland and state, leaving aside economic problems.
CRITICISM ON TV SERIES AND MOVIES
Erbakan argued that many programs and films, especially television series, have a direct impact on the family structure and cause depression in the new generations.
“IT IS NOT KNOW WHO IS WHO’S FATHER”
Stating that obscenity should not be reconciled only with openness, Erbakan said, “In the script, it is not clear who is whose father, who is whose daughter, who is whose sister or spouse.” (AA)