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Sandrine Rousseau proposes to increase the price of gasoline despite soaring prices – RT en français

While gasoline prices are soaring, Sandrine Rousseau proposes to increase its price over five years as one of the means of putting an end to “our dependence on gasoline”. A proposal that caused an uproar within the political class.

This October 18 on RMC, Sandrine Rousseau reiterated her proposal – already mentioned during the ecologist primary repotting by Yannick Jadot – to increase the price of gasoline over five years while prices at the pump are skyrocketing. “It’s one of the things that are not pleasant in ecological transformation, but carbon is what puts us in danger”, justified the unfortunate candidate for the ecological primary. She also defended the idea of ​​combining “a large-scale energy check” with higher taxation of companies such as Total or Engie which, according to her, benefit from the rise in fuel prices combined with price controls.

Causing the amazement of Jean-Jacques Bourdin, Sandrine Rousseau replied that these measures would allow consumers to have “less pressure on their income than at the beginning”. The increase would nevertheless remain “essential” according to her to fight against global warming. “The question today is how do we do it? How do we avoid this global warming which I remind you that there is a reinforced concrete wall in which we go at high speed, ”she hammered.

Words that did not fail to make the political class react. Fabien Roussel (French Communist Party) estimated that Sandrine Rousseau would be “totally disconnected from the lives of millions of French women and men”. “The ecology of the richest is a dead end! We want to lower gasoline prices by 50 cents and I am meeting the French this weekend in front of the prefectures, ”he said.

The deputy mayor of the town of Croix, Antoine Sillani (Les Républicains), estimated that “for the” green “it is necessary to increase the price of gasoline. Delicate thought for those who live in rural areas. Dogmatism and disconnection! All that I reject! ”.

Jérôme Le Bigaut, deputy mayor of Clohars-Carnoët (Socialist Party), for his part defended Anne Hidalgo’s program by readily opposing it to that of EELV: “We propose with Anne Hidalgo to lower the VAT on the gasoline from 20 to 5.5%. Not everyone lives in the city and can not take (only) their bike to get around and work Mrs. Rousseau. ”

The general delegate of the 40 Millions d’Automobilistes association, Pierre Chasseray, expressed his amazement on his Twitter account: “Europe ecology The Greens through the voice of Sandrine Rousseau clearly announces the increase in the price of gasoline! Don’t be fooled folks. These people do not give back the bees, they spoil the lives of the French … “

As AFP reported on October 18, major fuels rose another 2 cents last week, according to official figures. A liter of diesel was worth an average of 1.5583 euros, against 1.5354 euros the previous week, reaching new all-time highs, as the government considers how to mitigate the surge in prices at the pump.

SP 95 gasoline for its part reached 1.6567 euros per liter on average, according to this weekly score on October 15. It also increased by just over 2 cents over the previous week, the highest for nearly 10 years, without however beating the 2012 record (1.6664 euros). The SP 95-E10 also rose in the same proportions to 1.6287 euro, to its highest record.

This surge in prices also pushed Yellow Vests to mobilize again on roundabouts, to denounce the decline in purchasing power and the stagnation of wages.

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