The two basic problems that Spain has today are the high public deficit and unemployment .
Is it possible to design an economic-fiscal strategy to address these two problems at the same time?
To achieve these two objectives simultaneously I would apply these principles :
Increased efficiency in public spending
It is not simply a question of reducing public services (cuts), but also to ensure that they continue to be provided at a lower cost. For this, a clear will of all political parties is necessary so that there is no public expenditure that seeks to keep a good part of its electorate purchased; The political patronage is over.
Much of the inefficiency of the public comes from the misunderstood political cronyism.
As you can see, I propose a reduction in public spending based on the increase in the efficiency of the activity of the administration and public company, not the simple cut in spending.
Design of a tax system that bases its collection more on high economic activity than on high tax rates, which become confiscatory.
I do not understand that we have tax rates in the personal income tax above 50% or VAT rates of 21%, when the commercial margins of many goods or services do not reach 15%.
Have you not had the feeling of working for another instead of yourself or your family?
Get greater legal certainty that allows entrepreneurs to better manage the uncertainty that exists in any investment project.
An example: you cannot offer excessive subsidies to renewable energy for 25 years and after 5 years reduce them by half making these projects unfeasible.
Entrepreneurs need well-studied and fully respected laws once dictated.
Simplify the tax system avoiding successive taxation: income generation, consumption, possession of assets and transfer of assets.
It is logical that taxes tax the economic capacity of taxpayers, but that do not hinder commercial traffic. Consumption taxes are the most unfair and harmful for employment, and especially when they rise to levels that incentivize the submerged economy.
Reduce the tax on the performance of savings
Promoting savings and studying the most humble classes is the basis of a better future for any country and family.
To favor the improvement of the standard of living of the humblest families , fundamentally facilitating the access to a good formation to those young people who show capacity and willingness to obtain some studies.
I do not understand a modern economy with a good level of well-being if there is a clear economic inequality among the population. Saving and study must be the instruments that serve as a rise and fall in the standard of living of the population.
It is not about removing the rich to give to the poor, but that the State favors the rise of the poor to a better standard of living.
If we have a State in which the poor cannot ascend to a better standard of living despite their physical and intellectual effort, we can hardly boast of having a modern State with a certain level of well-being. Moreover, we will hardly be positively influencing the expectations of the population.
Promote an increase in competitiveness based on the application of talent (R + D + i) instead of on the reduction of salaries.
Obviously all these measures have a positive effect on employment and tax collection in the medium to long term and would initially cause a decrease in tax collection that would be compensated by increasing employment in a second phase.
The dilemma is very simple: we live daily or invest in our future.