The president’s spokesman, Manuel Adorni, stated that the changes to the Omnibus bill (Base and Starting Points for the Freedom of Argentines) occurred “after listening to the proposals and making some changes to improve them” but clarified: “Argentina’s direction for us is non-negotiable.”
Adorni reported that the president, Javier Milei, met this morning with the head of the Budget and Finance Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, José Luis Espert, to analyze the progress of the parliamentary debate.
In a press conference at Casa Rosada, the spokesperson stated, not to mention “the pursuit of some political favor or extortion that may exist from a sector.”
“On November 19, the Argentines were elected, and we strictly follow that,” he said.
Adorni recognizes that “after listening to the proposals and each of the points to improve the law, some changes were made, within the framework of dialogue, so that it has the best destiny for all, avoiding negotiations in search of some political favor or extortion.”
“We will not negotiate or we will not do so on issues that represent the old politics.” He described the government that included, among others, Patricia Bullrich and Luis Caputo and concluded, “The direction of Argentina for us is unfathomable.”
Social plans and the Year of Independence
The president’s spokesman recalled that “it is there, line 134, to report extortion to those who do not want to go to marches and mobilizations and, in the case of strikes, to all workers who feel threatened.”
Adorni said that since its creation, the line has received 53,300 calls with complaints, although it is unclear the fate of these actions or whether they serve to initiate specific legal cases.
This was stated by Milei’s spokesperson: “27,208 social plans have been canceled for beneficiaries who have trips abroad in any form, representing a savings of 2 billion pesos per month.
On the other hand, Adorni celebrates that “2024 has been declared the year of protection of life, liberty, and property, a motto that represents the aura that we want to start navigating in Argentina that we believe that each of the Argentines deserves.”