Friday, March 1, 2024

La Jornada – There is a new austerity plan to finance the pension increase: AMLO

In the final stage of preparing the constitutional reform initiatives that he will present on February 5, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that to finance the contributions that the government will make to increase workers’ pensions – and receive the equal to their active salary -, a new austerity plan of the republic will be presented.

In his conference, he even discussed the possibility of losing some of the autonomous organizations established in the past because “there are many unproductive structures.”

He considered that many savings can be obtained, for example, from the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data, which is worth one billion pesos, why not these billion pesos go to the pension of the Workers.

In his conference, he continued with a laugh: “Do you want to know what these transparency organizations are for? Read the agreement of Coahuila again,” he said before laughing.

He announced that today he will hold a private meeting to promote initiatives where lawyers, actuaries, and others, will participate in making the corresponding financial flows.

Mention that initiatives include labor reform to prevent the minimum wage from rising below inflation; the reform of the Judiciary or the reform of electoral matters, etc.

Regarding the pension, he said that under the current structure, only the workers and we contribute, but the government does not contribute. “To gradually correct this irregularity retirees will receive the same amount of their final salary as an active worker.”

López Obrador said that the initiative aims for the government to contribute so that this injustice can be gradually corrected. Don’t let the worker or the employer be burdened at all from the first year, but let the government. Starting this year, the support for this fund will be given, so it will take five, ten, or fifteen years but we will be able to correct this injustice. This has nothing to do with managing pensions, but to ensure that there is justice and that you receive your full salary.

He insisted that the financing would come from an austerity program, because it would not be “a rich government with poor people.”

He questioned that some analysts would suggest that what the government intends is to keep money from workers’ savings, “the truth is that it is not about their ignorance, not knowing or not imagining. reactionary ,” very conservative, against a policy in which they created so that the workers would receive half.

“It’s not that they don’t have information, but they know the meaning of the reform to be proposed… What was it before? Like, is it enough?” He showed a message on social media where he was accused of wanting to steal the money! “Zafo, I am not a thief, I am not corrupt. The woman confused me with one of her friends and colleagues.” He believes that money will prevail over my ambition, that’s what I fight for, I don’t fight for ideas for principles.

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