Foreigners to pay for swiss fighter planesDesperate proposal from the right
Because financing those planes becomes more and more difficult, politicians from the right wing Swiss People Party (SPP) propose a new special tax only payable by foreigners. The SPP, who generally opposes any new tax without distinction obviously became quite creative in this situation.
Having foreigners paying for your countrys defense is not really a sign of patriotism and shows, that the SPP can not rely on the people for support of its political projects anymore . SPP seems to be quite aware, that the Swiss people would never accept cuts in important public services in order to buy 22 expensive toys for old men.