In the middle of the international tour, Javier Milei spoke about the failure of the Omnibus Law: “I am not interested in continuing to deal with it, the caste was evident.”
In dialogue with TN, the President took aim directly at the governors after the so-called “Bases Law” returned to committee and assured that “their mask fell off” for having failed to comply with the agreement.
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The libertarian's statements come after he called the legislators who voted against the megaproject “criminals” and “saboteurs.”
“The reason why the project was sabotaged yesterday is because discretionary allocations to the provinces fell by 98%, which explains the betrayal of the governors, who tell you that they want change as long as theirs is not touched.” , he pointed.
And he added: “Those who vote against these reforms fill their mouths talking about the poor and about helping the poor, that is why I say that the left-wing progressives talk so much about the poor that all they do is multiply them, that is like King Midas, but the other way around, King Midas turned everything he touched into gold, everything a left-handed person touches turns into poverty.”
The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, is on tour, and closely followed the treatment of the Omnibus Law. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)By: AP
On the other hand, Milei tried to give signals to the market that this Wednesday showed a negative reaction to the setback in the mega package of reforms promoted by the Government. At the opening, there was a drop in dollar bonds of up to 4.9%, while peso bonds reached a red mark of up to 3.6%. The country risk added 97 units and was quoted at 1928 points; while Argentine stocks on Wall Street also traded lower.
In that sense, the president expressed: “The economic program is not at risk, so the law only impacts the long term, we can continue without drama.”
The Minister of Economy, Luis Caputo, had stated along the same lines last night, after the session adjourned: “Whether or not the law is voted on is not going to change the economic course.”
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“More is not going to be spent than what is collected and the Central Bank is not going to finance the treasury. That is what will guarantee that the problems of the last 20 years will not happen again,” said the head of the Treasury Palace through social networks.