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Politicians criticise Stoltenberg’s scaremongering. Claim 16 billion kroner loss on tax exempt biodiesel misleading. Today is D-Day for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s biodiesel proposal. Whilst he believes that there will be a 16 billion kroner tax windfall should the three red-green coalition parties vote in favour, two politicians from the Opposition have criticised him for using propaganda. According to Klassekampen Stoltenberg warned that the welfare state stands to lose 16 billion kroner annually, should biodiesel remain exempt from tax.

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Politicians criticise Stoltenberg’s scaremongering

Published on Thursday, 26th November, 2009 at 06:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Claim 16 billion kroner loss on tax exempt biodiesel misleading.

Knut Arild Hareide
Knut Arild Hareide
Photo: Kristelig Folkeparti


Fears for the welfare state

Today is D-Day for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s biodiesel proposal. Whilst he believes that there will be a 16 billion kroner tax windfall should the three red-green coalition parties vote in favour, two politicians from the Opposition have criticised him for using propaganda.

According to Klassekampen Stoltenberg warned that the welfare state stands to lose 16 billion kroner annually, should biodiesel remain exempt from tax.

It doesn’t look as though his statement went down well either with Knut Arild Hareide of the Christian Democratic Party (Krf), or the Conservative Party’s (H) Jan Tore Sanner, though.

“This is propaganda designed to scare,” Hareide said yesterday.

Miscalculation

But when Klassekampen asked the Department of Finance for an explanation of how they arrived at this figure, they were told the sum was based on all fossil fuel-based cars running on biodiesel. The paper believes the loss will be more like 15 million.

And whilst Sanner shared Hareide’s opinion about Stoltenberg’s scaremongering, it seemed as though he was surprised.

“I thought that it would be a victory for the environment if everyone changed to a product that was renewable.”




Published on Thursday, 26th November, 2009 at 06:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, christian, democratic, conservative, party, jan, tore, sanner, knut, arild, hareide, biodiesel, tax, profit, loss, welfare, state.





  
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