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Cross between a PRO deputy and Carlos Heller for a piglet that they had bet on if inflation reached triple digits


The official deputy celebrated that the cost of living rose almost 95%, but Luciano Laspina, the challenger, reminded him that the bet was for 2023.

It was in a session in June of last year, at a time when Deputies were debating a tax relief project for monotributistas, when

Luciano Laspina

, the PRO's economic benchmark in the lower house and

Mauricio Macri

himself , made a curious bet on himself. enclosure to

Carlos Heller

, president of the Budget commission.

"Now inflation hits 100%, borders on three digits and I

am taking the risk here of saying that next year we are going to have three-digit inflation

and I'll play a sucker for more than one," launched Laspina, deputy for Santa Fe, from his bench.

Heller raised his hand and Laspina immediately clarified that he only took one because he did not have as much wealth.

While José Luis Gioja tried to control the debate, the pro-government bloc smiled knowingly at the challenge.

"Hopefully I'm wrong and it will be the piglet that I will pay with the most desire if the Government manages to lower inflation," completed, meanwhile, the man from Santa Fe.

Yesterday INDEC reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 5.1% in December to close 2022 with a record rise of 94.8% in 2022 in the cost of living, the highest since 1991. But The curious thing is that the ruling party celebrated as a victory that inflation has not ended above 100%, since they interpret that the goals of the economic program are being met.

Heller was no exception and from his Twitter account he recalled the bet that the man from Santa Fe had made when the current Minister of Economy,

Sergio Massa

, was still president of the Lower House.

"When Sergio Massa was still the President of the Chamber, Deputy Laspina in his speech, bet a piglet that in 2022 inflation would be in triple digits (more than 100%)," the official representative conveyed, with a certain triumphant tone and as pretending to want to collect the bet.

However, Laspina also responded to Heller through the social network:

 "Carlos. It was due to inflation in 2023.


So it is interpreted that the bet is still open.

Beyond the irony, Laspina completed his message sent to Heller by saying: "But still I don't see anything to celebrate in 2022. What is happening in the country is a social and economic tragedy," said the deputy and economist.

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