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Giannis Mavris, Expertise: Federal policy, foreign policy, economy. Initials: gm

What do you think of the "99% initiative"?

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On September 26, Swiss citizens will vote on the so-called "99% initiative" that aims to tax capital gains more heavily. Is it envy of the wealthy elite? Or an overdue redistribution of wealth? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

The initiative, launched by the Young Socialists, wants capital income above a certain amount (the Young Socialists speak of 100,000 CHF) to be counted one and a half times when calculating taxes. They argue taxation today is not fair and redistribution is insufficient. What do you think?

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