The economist trained at the Argentine Catholic University and Harvard University, Juan Carlos de Pablo, analyzed the main objective difficulties faced by the national Executive for management during the pandemic. In an interview in LN + He said: “We have a very complicated trilogy, head on: the health issue, the political issue and the economic policy issue.”
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In this sense, De Pablo considered that these are “very difficult” days to “be a member of the economic team.” And ironized: “In fact, today it is poetry to speak of economic equipment. A monstrous operational paralysis is seen, which is understandable based on the political crisis. Along with initiatives that are on the verge of a joke ”.
Asked about the future of some measures, such as the government decision that affected monotributistas (and that will now go backwards), the economist asked: “Let’s not try to rationalize what at first glance It seems outrageous, and it’s outrageous. Here are the results. Not even they know what they are going to do before the elections ”.
This Wednesday it was known that the president Alberto Fernandez instructed the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, to advance in “the very short” term with a new regime of improvements for monotributistas, which will imply a reversal with the collection of the retroactive debt that impacted on millions of registered in the simple regime.
The bill, which will be presented by Massa in the next few hours, has two key issues: the debts accumulated from January to June will be forgiven and exempted due to the differences caused by the increase in the tax component, and there will also be a “progressive” update of the scales, with the aim of generating less tax pressure on the sector. In the middle of the electoral campaign, a gesture for the middle class hit by the economic crisis.
Regarding this and other political decisions, De Pablo asked himself: “The next day of the elections, what are they going to do? No clues, nothing. Someone could say that if they lose the elections they are preparing to leave, like Alfonsín in 1987. The other alternative is that they dynamite everything because they leave”.
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However, the economist also raised a second possible scenario: “The Government has a constructive idea and it may be aware of a political weakness. But with an idea of operation. This is open. The economic team is not a team, because there is no minister of economy, nor coordinating minister. Obviously, the ordinary man sees how he survives ”.
And he concluded with an analysis of the rise in salaries in Congress and the “diet” of legislators, which climbed 40% compared to last year: “” The legislator’s diet has to have some relation to what he earned Before being a legislator, if we want future legislators who are not children of the rich or corrupt. Very important. We are in a country where reality is absolutely fluid. We cannot create certainties where there cannot be certainties, and the intention of the Government is that. If it comes out or not, you will see ”.