Czechs accept higher tax burden

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A broad public opinion survey shows that the vast majority of Czechs have accepted the government's decision to increase taxes as a means of covering the cost of the recent floods. The STEM research agency, which conducted an opinion survey on the matter, said that the majority of respondents accepted the additional tax burden as inevitable.

A broad public opinion survey shows that the vast majority of Czechs have accepted the government's decision to increase taxes as a means of covering the cost of the recent floods. The STEM research agency, which conducted an opinion survey on the matter, said that the majority of respondents accepted the additional tax burden as inevitable. Three quarters of Czechs reportedly approve of the government's decision to introduce higher taxes. The agency said that for the present time the government was riding on a wave of solidarity, and the majority of Czechs gave it high marks for performance during and after the floods.