Alberto "Bertie" Benegas Lynch was sworn in this Thursday as deputy of the Nation for La Libertad Avanza and assured that the next six months will be "complicated for everyone", within the framework of the economic reforms that will begin to be implemented after the inauguration this Sunday of Javier Milei.
The new congressman spoke on Radio 10 where he said that he is anxious about the mega bill that will be sent by the Executive Branch as soon as the libertarian takes office which, according to Benegas Lynch, aims to "change Argentina 180 degrees".
Asked about the impact on the lower classes of the new economic measures that will be proposed - not too many details of the libertarian reforms are yet known - the deputy said that "the entire government program was built on the premise that people are not touched, social plans are not touched."
Later, when asked if a recession of the economy is expected, Benegas Lynch replied: "There are going to be six complicated months for everyone, especially in the process of adjusting to the State."
The deputy clarified during another passage of the interview that pensions and social items are "very heavy" within the GDP, but maintained that they will not be touched. "You have to go where politics steals, the adjustment to politics, enough is the [sic] necks of taxpayers and much less retirees," he said.
Meanwhile, he said that the "battle" they seek to wage to "take a peso from the state from the people" is "the reform of the state and the fiscal reform."
Benegas Lynch's metaphor between currency issuance and drug addiction
Bertie Benegas Lynch went on to say that it is necessary to "recognize which are the victims and which are the perpetrators." And the answer was: "The perpetrator is the State."
"Maybe you're going to step on interests," he reflected, but clarified that "if you're not touching the base of the pyramid, there doesn't have to be effervescence there."
Alberto "Bertie" Benegas Lynch and a metaphor. Photo: Federico López Claro
He was then asked if these measures could lead to a lack of money on the street on a day-to-day basis.
"Unless you think that the thing on the street is to issue money and continue to be in this parallel that I do with drug addiction: if we don't decide to go to the detox because we are afraid of withdrawal, we will never get out," he said.
Benegas Lynch, son of the liberal intellectual Alberto Benegas Lynch who inspired Milei's political doctrine, was sworn in Thursday as a national deputy for the Province of Buenos Aires.