As president of the national committee of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), Martin Lousteauconfirmed this Thursday, January 18, that this political space It will not accompany Congress on many of the reforms intended to be promoted by the ruling party through the Omnibus Law.
The national senator pointed that out “the delegation of powers” from the Legislative Branch to the Executivethe elimination of retirement formula if the system to be followed for passive sector assets is not clear, In addition to the increase in “constraints on added value and regional economy”, adding all this to privatizations of public companies and finally the implementation of a whitewashing which he considers “scandalous”are the 5 points that support the opposition to radicalism in Parliament.
“The delegation of powers means that the President on many things does not have to go through Congress and do it himself. He asks to be able to decide to be alone in any aspect of our daily life. That is clearly not the case“Lousterau emphasized the dialogue with Radio with youwhen listing the first of the five elements of the bill to reject radicalism.
When referring to retirement benefits, the head of the UCR stated that “The minimum retirement has lost 50% since 2017”where Lousteau also confirmed that Retirees should be “excluded” from the adjustment portion of the “Chainsaw Plan” which is done by the Government.
“They lost an incredibly high capacity to live. If your retirement is $ 105 thousand, even if they pay you a bonus and it’s $ 160 thousand, go rent something. Nothing including the rest of your life.” senator’s graph and He left a warning for Milei: “If the President’s intention is that through no formula, the retirees are the adjustment variable, the answer is no.”
A third point of contention for Lousteau relates to “constraints on added value and regional economy”something that according to the radical leader “has explained a lot how difficult it is for a regional SME to export.”
“It is not the same as a large producer of a commodity,” he specified.
He also distanced himself from the “privatizations” of public companies and suggested that the head of state send to Congress “one by one” each proposal with its “privatization mode.”
“I believe that the best way, in the case of large companies, is a part to be listed on the stock market. Like YPF at the beginning. This means that they have to show more balance sheets and that you can compare it’s with other companies,” explained Lousteau and at the same time It harmed the Government because it “introduced privatization by decree”which in his opinion constitutes a part of “strength and legal weakness.”
The leader of radicalism also asked “scandalous money laundering” where they “wash up to less than 100 thousand dollars at 0%” rate.
“While many sectors are asking for a change, those who do not pay taxes are given the possibility of laundering,” said Lousteau.
According to the criticisms he made after the The President’s speech at the Economic Forum in Davos, Lousteau once again questioned the ruling party’s vocation for dialogue. According to the senator, if the Government wants to do something that will serve as an instrument to strengthen the economy, what it should do is sit down and negotiate.
At the same time, he emphasized that the project that the Milei government is looking for will be quickly approved affects “every area of life” and considered that “there are voters in Milei who do not realize that when certain things come out as they are in the law, it will have a very strong effect on them.”
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“Too much time on Twitter and not enough time in reality”: Lousteau’s criticism of Javier Milei
Although Lousteau recognized the need to address the fiscal deficitquestioned the ruling party’s relentless cuts to restore fiscal balance.
“Let’s focus on what is nuclear. We need to solve the deficit, we all agree. Let’s do it in a fair way. It is not possible for us to lower the pension and poverty pensions of our elders and on the other hand what we are doing is allowing scandalous money laundering.“said the senator and president of UCR.
When Lousteau was consulted about Milei’s criticism of radicalism leaders, the head of the UCR He was accused of spending “too much time on Twitter and not enough time in reality”.
“Otherwise, he would not celebrate the 25% inflation. It is obvious that he does not cover the daily expenses from his pocket. Otherwise, he would realize what it is. Even if he travels with Aerolíneas Argentinas or if he pays his ministers at barbecues. “”I think I should spend more time in reality and less on Twitter,” said Martín Lousteau.