Aid of 150 euros “will not be enough” to get out of poverty, says MP Aurélien Taché who calls for “structural aid”

Aid of 150 euros “will not be enough” to get out of poverty, says MP Aurélien Taché who calls for “structural aid”

“What is needed is structural aid, a structural plan,” MP Aurélien Taché reacted to franceinfo, after Jean Castex’s announcements to fight against precariousness.

Aurélien Taché, Ecology Democracy Solidarity deputy of Val-d'Oise, ex-LREM, August 17, 2018 on franceinfo.  (JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOURDILLAT / RADIO FRANCE)

Aid of 150 euros “Will not be enough” out of poverty, said Saturday, October 24 on franceinfo Aurélien Taché, deputy Ecology Democracy Solidarity of Val-d’Oise, ex-LREM. Jean Castex announced on Saturday anti-poverty measures: aid of 150 euros for beneficiaries of RSA and ASS (unemployed at the end of their rights), as well as for young people under 25 and scholarship students.

“When we fall into poverty, can a one-off aid of 150 euros be enough to get out of it? Obviously not ”, says Aurélien Taché. “Help is welcome to deal with the emergency, a few days or weeks. But that will not be enough. What is needed is structural aid, a structural plan. ”

“In France, the RSA is around 580 euros and with the aid that you can possibly have for housing or other, you are not above the poverty line, which corresponds to 50% of the average salary., explains the deputy Ecology Democracy Solidarity of Val-d’Oise. Me, I suggest that we go above, that is to say at 850 euros. This is the upgrading that would really make it possible to say that we really want no French to fall into poverty because of this crisis. ”

Aurélien Taché also defends access to RSA from the age of 18. “Do you believe that there is an age to be poor? Do you seriously believe that today, at 20 or 22, you cannot look for a job and not find it?, he wonders. Even if we have studied, even when we fight to get by? Here is this kind of dogmatic discourse according to which, in the end, people who cannot find a job it is their fault is absolutely unworthy and intolerable. ”