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Coronavirus in Argentina: The Government went out to become "self-propaganda" with the payment of the complementary salary


Presidency launched a poster campaign on the streets. The opposition speaks of manipulation of public opinion.

05/24/2020 - 22:36

  • Clarí
  • Politics

"50% wages paid by the national government" . The phrase with the expanded number dominates the Presidency posters that appeared this Sunday in the City.

"Small, medium and large companies", completes by way of clarification, with a photo of an employee with his name and the item in which he works . The campaign started in the days prior to the start of a new stage of mandatory isolation to contain the coronavirus, and after the controversy generated around the proposal of the Kirchner deputy Fernanda Vallejos.

Referents from the opposition harshly questioned the posters: they considered it "propaganda " and linked it to the initiative of the economist and member of La Cámpora. Vallejos caused controversies, even within the government, with his initiative so that state assistance in the framework of the pandemic is carried out "in exchange for a participation in the capital " of the companies. The deputy then clarified that it would reach large companies and not SMEs. Without a project presented at the moment, the proposal obtained the endorsement of the ministers Claudio Moroni (Labor) and Nicolás Trotta (Education), although at the same time the Government sought to distance itself.

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"I think that campaign is one more manipulation of political power in public opinion. As the strategy cannot be discussed, because whoever discusses it becomes a murderer, they want to leave the private sector as if a paternalistic government guarantees their wages, ”Alfredo Cornejo, president of radicalism, told Clarín .

"I would take Vallejos seriously, he said in the middle of the campaign that (Amado) Boudou should be free because he was a political prisoner, Alberto Fernández's response was that it was a marginal opinion and today Boudou is in semi-freedom like all Argentines during quarantine, ”questioned the former governor of Mendoza and current deputy.

"It is crude propaganda. The effort is made by Argentines who pay taxes that pay their salaries . But even in the State, there is no sign: intact the high salaries of the officials, ”said Patricia Bullrich, head of the PRO, when asked about this newspaper. "For them the bad did not come. Only for the private ones and they also make it feel with these crude posters and with the threat of nationalizing the companies, ”added the former Minister of Security.

Patricia Bulrich and Alfredo Cornejo, in 2017.

In reality, the State - and not the Government, as the posters say - does not pay 50% of wages. DNU 376 established that the complementary salary has a ceiling of two minimum salaries.

During the press conference in the Quinta de Olivos, when he confirmed the extension of the quarantine, Alberto Fernández listed assistance measures and set the objective of preserving employment amid the collapse of economic activity due to quarantine, especially in the metropolitan area. .

“We want to preserve all the sources of work that we can and that the economy returns to work as we always dreamed of. Half jokingly and half seriously, we are Peronists. What interests us most is that it occurs but we are more interested in the health of the people, "said the President, adding:" A little patience, those who need help we will try to reach with our help. This aid goes to the whole country. I was at Scania, at Volkswagen, and they had received our help. I am very happy to be one of the countries that most preserved employment in the context of the pandemic. ”

Referents opponents came claiming without result the formation of a committee of experts in economic matters. "Since one remembers, there has never been a crisis of this magnitude, which means the collapse of the simultaneous economy of all countries. That is why nobody understands why we are not working simultaneously to think about the quarantine exit as soon as to the economy ”, the radical Mario Negri had warned.

Source: clarin

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