The SPO has specified his views on inheritance tax. Now there is clear criticism coming from the ranks of the OVP as well. Secretary General Christian Stocker insists, “Baebler’s tax and burden fantasies are politically useless.” And further: “Austria is a high-tax country. Before we talk about further burden on citizens, let us talk about relief. Whenever the SPO demands tax for millionaires, it is feared that medium-sized companies will be asked to pay. These tax, burden and prohibition fantasies are the first step towards communism.
Stocker goes on to say, history has taught us one thing. “In all countries where communism was made a program, civil rights were curtailed, the economy was broken, and the social order was restricted. On the contrary, as a people’s party, we want relief for small and medium-sized businesses and no additional burden.” stalker Babbler’s explicit rejection of leftist fantasies of burden and prohibition.
“It probably won’t be long before an SPÖ state chief appears again and puts the bubbler’s next ‘semantic sophistication’ into perspective. But here one can no longer talk about slippage, because one recognizes the red populist pattern and the list is now longer: the 32-hour week, cannabis legalization or 100 km/h. There is no support within the party for his tax fantasies. He should not adopt a populist but a factual policy in the interest of the people in Austria,” concluded stalker,