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Hashd urges gov’t to review decisions that affect citizens’ standard of living

By Petra - Jan 06,2014 - Last updated at Jan 06,2014

AMMAN — The Jordanian People’s Democratic Party (Hashd) on Monday called on the government to review its decisions that impact the living standards of citizens.

The party warned that raising the prices of fuel derivatives will entail increases in the prices of other basic goods.

It urged against increasing taxes on individuals and companies to 25 per cent, in line with the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund, pointing out that such a step will adversely affect citizens, especially the low-income bracket.

Hashd also called for reviewing the landlords and tenants, social security and income tax laws, charging that they are in favour of the rich at the expense of the poor.

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