The leader of the PSOE ironically says that with the economy "it happens to the right like it does with electoral failures: it doesn't know how to manage it"
OURENSE, 3 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced this Saturday that the Council of Ministers will approve next Tuesday the increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) by 5% to 1,134 euros per month, in line with the agreement reached last month. January between the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy and the unions.
On a day in which the head of this department and leader of Sumar, Yolanda Díaz, also visits Galicia, Sánchez has emphasized that this 5% increase, which represents 54 euros more per month, up to 1,134 gross euros per month in 14 payments , is new proof that Spain "is going in the right direction with more employment, more rights and more coexistence than ever."
To ratify this announcement, the socialist leader has chosen Ourense, where he has participated in a political event with about 1,200 attendees - according to the organization - in which he has supported the socialist candidate for the Presidency of the Xunta, José Ramón Gómez Besteiro.
It is his first foray into Galician territory in the campaign, although he has visited the community several times in recent weeks. He arrived by AVE to the capital of As Burgas and returned, from the same Ourense station to Madrid also by train. Before leaving, he had a coffee with the PSdeG candidate to preside over the regional Executive.
In his speech, Sánchez took advantage of the announcement of the increase in the minimum wage to make a demand for the "useful" policy and "temperance" of his Government in the face of the "noise, the din, the sterile cry and the debauchery" of the opposition. .
At the same time, he has promised to do "great things" in what remains to exhaust the legislature, "1,260 days" which, he predicted, will be "very short" for the socialists but will be an "extraordinarily long" period for the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and his counterpart in Vox, Santiago Abascal, both also in Galicia this Saturday.
In a speech in an economic key, the socialist leader has also used irony to emphasize that the right "has the same thing with the economy as with electoral failures, that they do not know how to manage it."
And he has vindicated the social democratic policy that combines economic growth with "redistributing" this growth" with the argument that his Government makes many neoliberal dogmas fall "like dominoes" that led to an "austericidal response" to the crisis by demonstrating that It is compatible to raise the minimum wage with the economy "growing."
Sánchez, who has also reflected on the territorial situation of Catalonia, has reflected on the "social crisis" that has affected Spain and has contrasted the different actions of the socialists against the popular ones: "They froze pensions and destroyed the 'Pact of Toledo', we revalue them according to the CPI".
And he has reiterated the commitment to revaluation and to "fill the piggy bank" with these benefits "also for the retirees of tomorrow." "More than 25,000 million euros when we finish this term so that young people who will be retired tomorrow also have a decent pension," he declared, before demanding investment in education and ratifying that the increase in the minimum wage will be approved on Tuesday.
Next, he has vindicated the economic management of his Executive and that the country is "growing five times more", while it has the "lowest youth unemployment rate in history" and the "lowest inflation rates in all of Europe". . "We achieved this in a pandemic, with volcanoes last year. In two years, the same levels of GDP and employment like we have never seen," she stated.
For this reason, it has been reaffirmed that Spain, with the Government it leads, is going "in the right direction", in addition to vindicating the "useful policy" and "temperance" of the Government, in the face of the "sterile cry" that has attributed to those who are part of the ranks of the opposition in Spain. And compared to the "one hundred days of grace" that he recalled, were used to be granted to the new rulers, he has complained that he has not had "not even a second of grace" since 2018.
However, he highlighted that, despite the difficulties, numerous steps have been taken that put Spain "in the right direction." "On Tuesday we will approve the increase in the minimum wage, we will send a parity law to Congress, we will revalue pensions, we will extend the social shield until the middle of this year," he exemplified.
Sánchez has also referred to investment in science, aid to young people who want to access housing or opening the debate on how to protect minors from aggressive, violent and pornographic content on the internet. But he has warned that there are "many things to change and advance", before predicting that, just as the period remaining until the end of the legislature will be "short" for the Socialists, for Abascal and Feijóo it will be "extraordinarily long." "But that is democracy," he concluded.