“Every day, our choices matter, and the proposed 2022 government budget is a very important tool to continue to promote the recovery that the country needs,” said Marta Temedo, at the plenary session of the Socialists in Porto.
At the session, which took place in Ateneu Comercial do Porto and included about a hundred socialist activists, Marta Temido highlighted the path taken during the last legislature, in which it was possible to “restore many things”, but noted that “it is very easy to leave” to make the right choices.”
“We came from the path of a legislature in which many things could have been restored. Perhaps no one remembers that we had to work longer hours or that we started earning less or that we were without benefits, but that was less than six years ago. Let’s not forget, Let us not have short memories and let us remember that it is very easy to fail to make the right choices when they are right in front of us. We cannot make that mistake,” he said.
Marta Temedo, who arrived with the president of the PS Provincial Federation of Porto, Manuel Pizarro, stated that the allocation in the health field found in the proposal is a reflection of the “enormous” efforts of the Portuguese and that “behind every euro” invested in the National Health Service is “care, checks, and health professionals, and investments that contribute to the quality of life and social cohesion of the Portuguese and Portuguese.”
Stressing that health was one of the key areas in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, the minister stated that in the proposed state budget for 2022, this is a “priority area for public investment with the aim of continuous improvement in the capabilities and quality of the National Health Service (SNS)”.
We have a proposed government budget that brings in more than 700 million euros for health. He stressed that 700 million euros are being exerted from the state budget appropriations for health between 2015 and 2022 to exceed 3.2 billion euros, in exchange for withdrawing an investment made between 2010 and 2015 worth 825 million euros.
On Monday night, the government handed over to the Assembly of the Republic the proposed state budget for 2022 (OE22), which expects the Portuguese economy to grow by 4.8% in 2021 and 5.5% in 2022.
In the document, the executive estimated that the national public accounts deficit should be 4.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 and decrease to 3.2% in 2022, and also predicted that the Portuguese unemployment rate would fall to 6.5 % Next year. Reaching its lowest level since 2003.
Public debt is expected to reach 122.8% of GDP in 2022, compared to an estimate of 126.9% for this year.
The first parliamentary debate for OE2022 will take place between October 22 and 27, the day the public vote will take place. The final global vote is scheduled for November 25 at the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon.
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