After 9 p.m. this Monday, February 26, with the presence of the governor of Chubut, Ignacio Torres, the provincial Legislature meeting in an extraordinary session voted to authorize the governor to “carry out all administrative, judicial actions and alternative means of resolution of disputes.” “conflicts that lead to ending the illegality and abuse of the National Government, as well as recovering lost funds.”

During his speech, using seat 28 of the legislature, which had never been used until this moment, Governor Torres, who once again claimed the adjustment that he carried out in the province since December 10, achieved the support of Despierta Chubut , Arriba Chubut, Pich and Familia Chubutense, only the FIT deputy, Santiago Vasconcelos, abstained.

Torres, in his almost one-hour speech, stated that “The withheld funds correspond to the Province of Chubut as Federal Tax Co-Participation, in its own right. Chubut is not a Province that is subsidized by the National State, but, on the contrary, it contributes more than it receives. In addition, it is one of the productive engines of Argentina, being the fourth or fifth exporting province in the country.”

At another time he stated that the “grievances and anger” of the national government indicating that “the objective is not fiscal” but that the “real objective” through the Central Bank and the Ministry of Economy is that “it is something political”, with the central objective “is to discipline all the provinces.”

Later, Torres pointed out that “the idea of ​​closing the valve came from the ex-Ypefian retirees” who are the ones who “know our history” and spoke “about the level of ignorance that exists at the national level” leaving aside this idea and pointing out that “The conflict will be resolved in court.”

The government of Chubut, like Kicillof, went to court with a claim before the same court that ruled in its favor last week in the battle for those subsidizing public transport. The governor of Chubut, Ignacio Torres (Pro), proposed a measure to counteract “the advance of Javier Milei’s government.” He presented, in parallel, a precautionary measure before the Supreme Court of Justice. With a presentation before the Court and the federal judge of Rawson, Hugo Sastre, Chubut seeks to deactivate the discount of co-participation funds made by the national government in concept of the collection of outstanding fees by the Trust Fund for Provincial Development.

The national tension has the background that Milei entered into a fierce intersection (at least in the networks and threats) with his allies from the PRO of Chubut, but that the official management points to ten other provinces with similar debts, for a total amount that reaches the $392,104 million, according to sources from the Ministry of Economy. The list of debtors in the Government’s sights, released by the Minister of Economy, Luis Caputo, is headed precisely by Chubut ($119,000 million).

The distances between Milei’s program and that of Torres or Llaryora are slight. The current discursive virulence masks differences when it comes to administering the adjustment ordered by the Monetary Fund. But dissent does not affect what is essential: the economic and social damage must fall on the working majorities.

The governors are betting on showing Milei as solely responsible for the adjustment. However, there is its own adjustment, defined by provincial management.

The left has been raising opposition to all adjustment policies. From the national government but also from governors and businessmen. It proposes supporting each conflict over wages, as teachers and state officials now begin, the first demands against the high rate, as we saw in the Constitution, and the development of the struggle in the streets uniting workers, social organizations, popular assemblies and students who They defend public education. Let the CGT and the CTA come out of the truce and following the Torres or the Kicillofs: we need a fight plan.


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