“This budget was, on the campaign trail, the ‘most left of all’, and it won an absolute majority, and it turns out to be a ‘no’ budget after all. After all, it doesn’t improve income, it ultimately doesn’t protect the welfare state, after all there is no “Nothing surprises us,” said Catarina Martins at the end of the debate on the state budget for 2022 (OE2022), taking place today in Parliament, in which the House of Representatives will continue to vote.
Condemning that OE2022 does not update salaries or pensions for inflation and that “escalating prices reduce salaries and pensions in a very real and not temporary way,” the bloc leader said, “The government has chosen to leave those who live alone at a loss.” work, at a time when the economy is growing and productivity is increasing” because “only wages are shrinking.”
“Finally, not after all, this is not the ‘absolute majority of dialogue’ budget that Antonio Costa promised in the elections. The budget practically leaves Parliament when it enters. PS polluted the regiment, played with concessions, but nothing important has changed “, he criticized.
Catarina Martins justified the vote against BE, in general and now in the final global vote, with the party’s refusal to “be a partner in a budget that cuts wages and pensions, in a country unstable labor and low wages, with public services degrading themselves.”
“I know that the Socialist Party comes to this debate comfortably with an absolute majority, but the applause of the bench does not replace the confrontation with reality. He warned that the evaluation of this budget was not made in the elections, but will be done by the state in the coming months,” referring to A statement by the Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, who said at the opening of the budget debate in the General said that the government’s proposal was almost supported by voters in the January 30 legislation and was unequivocally approved by the Portuguese.
The BE leader was very decisive in analyzing the few proposals approved by the absolute majority of the Socialist Party, of which the most viable parties were the PAN and Livre.
“The public services will have little budget and little salary for workers, but judging by the ‘postponements’ we will see a second semester full of studies, training, reports, pilot projects, pilot projects and campaigns that we don’t know how or who will do. Even PS “gave” to studying what he already said He will study it in his program. She agreed to change the name to Energy Efficiency Programs, with a greater commitment to changing the image of sites and models than the program itself. They are all very effective. They even agreed to give information about the products to be distributed, but their distribution failed. Shy? Not right .Nine out is nothing,” he joked.
For Catarina Martins, the process of specialization “would be nothing but a caricature, had it not been for a deliberate maneuver to discredit Parliament and with it confront political alternatives”.
The government continues to be criticized for choosing to “let the millionaires speculate for free” for its refusal to control profit margins that “arise from inflation”, with flops giving examples from the British and Italian governments that have come forward with taxing excessive profits.
The Portuguese government rejects any measure that limits profits and balances the economy. He promised to improve income from work and reduce inequalities, he even admitted a special percentage, but he came to the budget and, surprisingly, did not happen after all, ”he denounced.
Catarina Martins also referred to the fact that in the debate on the government program, Antonio Costa stated that “the future is not liberal, the future belongs to the welfare state”, but then “after all” because in areas such as health, education, culture and housing the work of the executive is “Very liberal, small welfare state.”
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