The president-elect, Javier Milei, participated this Wednesday night in the program “A dos vozes” on the TN channel, where he was interviewed by Marcelo Bonelli and Edgardo Alfano.
While the leader of La Libertad Avanza is involved in negotiations with Macrismo to assemble his cabinet, with the governors of different political spaces to achieve “governance” (he does not have his own majority in the National Congress, for example) and establishes international links , is also specifying definitions about its future government plan.
In this sense, last night he confirmed his privatization intentions and strong fiscal adjustment, already contradicting the campaign lies that his economic policies were going to affect the political caste but not the workers.
On the Grupo Clarín channel, for example, Javier Milei added the state water company AySA to the list of privatizations that he plans to undertake in his government, which thus joins the public media and – in a two-year process – the YPF oil company. “Everything that can be in the hands of the private sector, will be,” he said.
Regarding the fiscal adjustment to comply with the IMF, he stated that “public works are finished, we have no money. We have a fiscal deficit of 15 points of GDP, it is the largest in history. If we do nothing, we end up in hyperinflation. The adjustment is going to come anyway. Politics has always made the private sector pay for it, but this time politics, the State, will have to pay for it.”
Of course, this is a hoax. When in the electoral campaign he said that the caste was going to pay for it, now he begins to say “the State”, that is, thousands of workers in the companies where he wants to privatize, reduction of salaries, adjustments in sensitive budget items.
The fiscal adjustment will also imply new increases in public service rates.
In the same sense, he also refused to confirm the payment of December bonuses for State workers or to offer any solution to those who took UVA loans for their homes.
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