Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured this Monday that “the unity of the Front of All was not and will not be in discussion”warned that “the criminal indebtedness of the four years of the macrismo” is the main cause of the economic problems and asked greater “coordination” between the different State agencies to stop “the festival of imports” which affects the ability to accumulate reserves.
In a plenary session of the CTA held in Avellaneda under the slogan “Lto the validity of Belgrano. State, market and prices: production, work and social policy in a bimonetary Argentina”the Vice President made a presentation focused on the economic situation in which she called for greater control over large companies, while in political matters she guaranteed the continuity of the ruling coalition: “The unity of the Frente de Todos was never and will never be in discussion.”
On the grounds of Parque La Estación, as far as they got 1,800 CTA delegates from all over the country and thousands of militants that filled the surrounding spaces, the head of the Senate gave a speech focused on the effects of imports, the deficit and the evasion of assets to conclude that “this ultra-inflationary process that we are experiencing in Argentina is the product of the criminal indebtedness of the four years of macrismo”.
In this regard, he also stated that “the great and real problem of Argentina is bimonetization” because in the country “dollars are not lacking”, but rather “they escape with a festival of imports” and for this reason, he stated, “we must think about how to more adequately articulate the Central Bank, the Ministry of Production and the AFIP.”
“This articulation has not been happening for a long time because there is a festival of imports,” insisted the Vice President, who was accompanied on the stage by the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat, Jorge Ferraresi, and the Secretary General of the CTA of Workers and national deputy for the FdT, Hugo Yasky.
Over there, The former president elaborated on the urgency for the State to act jointly to exert greater control over some practices of business groups, such as over-invoicing of imports and under-invoicing of exports, and on that point she said that she hoped that “Daniel Scioli’s presence in the Ministry of Production and the new head of Customs (by Guillermo Michel) can channel things“.
Before the applause of the leaders present in the auditorium, Cristina Kirchner pointed out: “I am not interested in doing well with any official. I am interested in doing well with society, with the Argentines who voted for us, and I am not going to give up that.” .
The Vice President He also denied that the cause of inflation is the fiscal deficit and tax pressure -for this he made use of statistical charts with comparative figures from developed and emerging countries- and then rejected a classic precept of neoliberalism, the reduction of the State, by emphasizing that “the State is essential” and that “reducing the State to a minimum is something that only looks good as an occasional speech in the media”.
During his message, which lasted more than an hour, he criticized the “entrepreneurs who look the other way” when irregularities or maneuvers that harm the collective interest are described, called on the State to recover the administration and audit of social plans, whose management “should not be outsourced”marked, and warned that in Argentina “there is no Judicial Power, but a Judicial Party that has taken sides with the powerful”.
After finishing her presentation, Cristina Kirchner made a brief speech in front of the militants of different political and union groups that had followed the union plenary session from the surroundings of the venue, through a giant screen.
“Argentina ranks third in terms of tax evasion”
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rejected that Argentina is one of the countries with the highest tax pressure and that despite this situation, the country ranks third globally in terms of tax evasion.
In her speech during, the Vice President remarked that “France must be the country with the highest tax pressure with 47%, followed by Denmark and Belgium; and Argentina is far away“.
After denying that there are multiple taxes, as different sectors maintain, he stressed that “in the ranking of evading countries, Argentina ranks third in terms of evasion”. “The collection represents 28% of GDP when it should represent 45%,” she assured.
On the other hand, he indicated that the country occupies another podium. In the “podium in countries with formation of assets abroad, we are also third parties”lament.
Is about “citizens who take dollars abroad; it is not that dollars are lacking, they are abroad”he emphasized.
He also denounced the “import fest” that has existed for a long time and asked “to think about how to articulate more adequately what is not happening”.
In Argentina 600 companies account for 75% of imports; while the other 25% of purchases abroad are made by 24 thousand companieshe explained.
He also recalled that between January 2021 and March 2022 “many dollars for imports due to judicial protection” came out.