Again and again I hear the laments from those with allerflest money in Denmark.

But the truth is that if you have a lot of money, you get access to a whole lot of discount schemes as ordinary employees do not have. It’s as if you release the cheaper, the more you have. It is unreasonable.

I recently spoke with a business owner who told me that it felt very unfair, because you constantly need to pay the ‘one percent more, and one percent more, again and again’.

It amazes me. For actually the trend the past 20 years has been the exact opposite. Given skatterabatter and introduced special schemes, which means that some of the richest release far cheaper than ordinary wage earners. Since the year 2000, Denmark is one of the developed countries that have lowered taxes the most for the highest income.

the Examples are many. When the richest pay tax on the money they earn on the trading of shares or capital investment, they pay a smaller percentage in taxes than all those who earn their money on the general contract work.

major shareholders get roughly discount because they make money on moving around on securities instead of knokle as the employees. And højrefløjsregeringen introduced even recently a særfradrag to investors.

I can be at.

Each year, costing it a billion dollars to give a special skatterabat to some of the at the most paid directors. They get several million a year into the salary account, but still pay less in taxes than even some of the lower paid employees.

It is called ‘the research scheme’, but only 10 percent of the money goes actually to the researchers. The other recipients of the rebate are the people who, for example, several of Danske Bank’s directors, who have lived abroad in the past.

Even when we turn on the light, is there a discount for large companies, even though many of them put the biggest footprint on the climate. When businesses pay the electric bill, it is less than yours and mine at home, although we have used the same.

And in the meantime, get the directors in the 20 largest Danish companies, the equivalent of an annual salary for an average lønarbejder in just a few days. At the same time, we can hear one story after the other about the bonuses and golden handshakes – even to bosses who have failed gudsjammerligt.

All the discount schemes costs combined many billion. It is money that could go to the welfare, the hospitals, care for the elderly or the absolutely crucial transition to a climate neutral society. But instead they go straight down into the lining on those who have the most.

There are no executive directors who can run a business alone – they also need all the staff to get it all to run around. And it benefits not only the employees, when we have a strong welfare state. It also benefits companies that, for example, they can hire well-educated young people from the free, public training.

There is not, in itself, nothing wrong in having a lot of money. But it is not fair that you should have discount just because you are rich. We need to drop.

Pernille Skipper

Pernille Skipper is political rapporteur in the Device list. She is a qualified lawyer and has been a member of the Danish Parliament since 2011.