Minutes after the meeting of the Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Francos, with the dialogue governors, in which support for the Omnibus Law in Deputies was guaranteed, President Javier Milei shared a striking post on his account on the social network X: “What the deputies of the 'extortion bloc' really want is to continue living from the business of politics.”
The post corresponds to the Buenos Aires senator for La Libertad Avanza, Joaquín de la Torre. “They had no problem giving extraordinary powers to CFK, Alberto and Kicillof. They were always comfortable with the progressive and statist model,” wrote the former mayor of San Miguel.
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At the governors' summit, Francos had gained the support of the deputies who respond to the so-called dialogue governors and the President's reposting could once again strain the negotiations.
Javier Milei's repost of a tweet by Joaquín de la Torre (Photo: Capture of X/@JMilei).By: Mariana Prado
At the meeting, the provincial leaders insisted on the request to share the PAIS Tax, to compensate for what the provinces gave up due to the elimination of the Income Tax for the fourth category.
Although at first it emerged that both parties had reached an agreement in this regard and there was even talk that the co-shareable amount of the tax could be 30%, both Francos and the Government's communications office denied it. “We had a very positive meeting with the governors. They expressed their willingness to agree. The government has already said that we will discuss everything fiscal later with all the provinces and Congress. We are not going to discuss fiscal issues in this law,” the minister clarified.
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Since the Omnibus Law was blocked in the Chamber of Deputies, Milei targeted the governors and even threatened to leave them “without a penny” if they did not accompany her. The leak of the phrase attributed to the President in a Cabinet meeting cost the then Minister of Infrastructure, Guillermo Ferraro, his job.
The opposition deputies who would guarantee him the votes necessary to approve the law were also the focus of his criticism.