Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question.
I think that a graduated tax rate, in other words a tax rate based on annual income, is the best way to redistribute wealth in our society. A consumption tax certainly hinges our on consumption, which in turn depends on our income. However, we all know that there are some purchases that have to be made for many of our basic needs regardless of whether we have a low income or a high income.
In my opinion, changing the tax rate in a way that is equitable to people with different incomes is a better way to distribute wealth in our society.