He believes that it will be "camouflaged as an update of the financing system" and that accepting it is endorsing the "myth of fiscal plunder"
MADRID, 10 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The FAES foundation has assured that the forgiveness of the debt to Catalonia will be "camouflaged" as an "updating of the regional financing system", but has been convinced that the Government of Pedro Sánchez "will force the taxpayer to pay through the nose for the waste of a disloyal administration". What's more, he believes that accepting it is "giving nature to the myth of 'fiscal plunder' which is, in his opinion, "one of the most aberrant lies of secessionism."
Two weeks ago, the first vice president and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, announced that she will meet in February with the different autonomous communities to study debt forgiveness and a new regional financing system.
"We are going to try to reach a country agreement to improve the financing of the autonomous communities and local entities," said Montero during his appearance in Congress to explain the general lines of his department in the legislature, where he invited the PP to sit to negotiate a new regional financing system.
According to FAES, the Government has announced what they already knew, its willingness to consider the forgiveness of regional debt. "We knew it because we knew the counterparts of the investiture: since the summer it has been threatening with a real reduction that, in Catalonia, the PSC proposed, ERC accepted and Sumar applauded," he recalled.
The foundation directed by former president José María Aznar considers that "it will now be camouflaged as an update of the regional financing system", but "with an explosive public debt in the national accounting, the Government will force the taxpayer to pay through the nose for the waste of an administration disloyal" like the Generalitat of Catalonia that "proclaims itself 'singular'".
"The worst thing: accepting it is giving credence to the myth of fiscal plunder, one of the most aberrant lies of secessionism," FAES warned in an entry titled 'Autonomous financing and feudal progressivism'.
Furthermore, FAES already predicts that this forgiveness will be "asymmetrical" because it will be "privileging the fiscal irresponsibility of some" while distancing the rest of the Communities from the financial markets, where the 'loans to those who pay back' rule, and from the interest of international investors, "thus fostering financial vassalage and political docility towards the Government."
Aznar's foundation has also stressed that all of this, like any decision regarding regional financing, "must be taken within the framework of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council, and not in bilateral meetings," as the PP has been demanding in recent weeks.
Furthermore, FAES has warned that, within this "great pending territorial debate" that Minister Montero has spoken of, moving towards what was once called the "fiscal pact" is not reviewing regional financing, it is "making it unviable." . "An 'asymmetric fiscal federalism' is impossible in the current autonomous framework. Not only constitutionally, but also financially," she stressed.
At this point, he recalled that when in 2012 the then president of the Generaliat, Artur Mas, wanted to "blackmail" the Government of Mariano Rajoy with the premise "either Fiscal Pact or independence", the Higher Center for Scientific Research (CSIC) concluded then that "the assimilation of Catalonia to the concerted regime of the Basque Country and Navarra would mean cutting the financing of the rest of the autonomies by up to 12%."
"Rewarding disloyalty and privileging local oligarchies: so-called 'progressivism' is now dedicated to such a feudal resurrection," the foundation chaired by Aznar stated in its analysis.