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The UIA demanded an effort from the mayors to lower inflation: "There are municipal taxes even to give away"


The head of the Industrial Union, Funes de Rioja, did it. It was during the same act that Massa relaunched the 'Fair Prices' programme.

In the midst of the act for the relaunch of the Fair Prices program that Sergio Massa did this Friday,

the Argentine Industrial Union took the opportunity to demand that the municipal mayors make an effort to help lower inflation

and demanded the amount of local taxes that they must pay companies.

"There are municipal taxes even to give away," he hammered home.

It was through its owner, Daniel Funes de Rioja,

who was present at the act that Massa held at the Kirchner Cultural Center.

Trade unionists, community chiefs and businessmen were present there.

Funes de Rioja expressed himself "

in favor of stability and predictability

" and remarked that "obviously there are distorting factors."

"We have to combine efforts to discern the problems of bureaucracy, national, provincial and municipal accumulated fiscal pressure," he said.

Immediately afterwards, he marked the court for the community chiefs present at the event.

"I'm sorry, I know there are many mayors, but

there are municipal taxes even to give away.

A food pays a 38% tax and a drink 47% tax. Logistics in Argentina is expensive and we have to improve logistics," he said. .

Among the mayors who were present were Andrés Watson (Florencio Varela), Mayra Mendoza (Quilmes), Juan Andreotti (San Fernando) and Javier Osuna (Gral. Las Heras).

Provincial deputy Mariano Cascallares, who politically controls Almirante Brown, also attended, although Juan José Fabiani is acting as interim mayor.

"Finding ways to solve means lowering distorting expectations such as inflation.

We have been with careful price agreements for almost ten years

and since March 2020 following the policy as an essential activity to contribute to predictability, but this is an effort that we have to make everyone", launched the industrialist.

Funes de Rioja

anticipated the incipient joint negotiation.

"You will ask what is going to happen with the parities. I trust that we are going to sit down and there will be scratches, but we will look for solutions. There will be no confrontation," he said. 

Regarding the inflation that is hitting the food sector, he mentioned that

"fruits, vegetables and meat are going to have an influence"

, but that "this does not hinder the commitment that the companies assumed".

During that same act, Massa launched an expanded version of Fair Prices that includes, among other things,

a cap on the increase in fees for private schools

"The agreement includes the school basket

and the price of private schools throughout Argentina," said Massa, who pointed out that "there were provinces that had already authorized increases of up to 40% for March, 18% or 24%" .

The increases in fees in private schools that receive some kind of state subsidy will be 16.5% in March.


between April and June, they would only be authorized to

increase 3.2%/3.5% in each of those months.

This situation applies to entities that have a public subsidy, according to official sources.

Purely private schools, without state aid, can increase at the rate that they had already planned.

During the official presentation that took place at the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK), Massa explained that the program will run until June 30 and clarified that

it was decided to lower "the standard to 3.2%" per month,

which "together with the solution of other problems" will allow "to face the biggest problem that Argentines have, which is inflation".

"Inflation is the worst poison

that an economy has because it is a loss in the value of the currency, a loss in the value of wages, a loss in the value of assets, but also because it means that there are no rules," Massa stressed.

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Few businessmen and many trade unionists and mayors in the act of relaunching Fair Prices

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Source: clarin

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