The deputy general secretary of the PS, José Luís Carneiro criticized this Wednesday, October 21, the PSD's decision not to make the State Budget (OE) for 2021 viable, although he also confesses to not being surprised.
“Not surprisingly, it is still contradictory that Dr. Rui Rio in the face of one of the greatest crises that has befallen the world, Europe and our country has, at such a critical moment in national life, dropped a value that he has always affirmed. to defend, the value of national interest ”, said José Luís Carneiro in statements to RTP.
The socialist pointed out that "to be against the Budget and this Budget proposal is to be against the reinforcement of human and technical resources in the National Health Service, it is to be against the reinforcement of human resources in schools, in the national education system". "It is against the reinforcement of investment in public transport, it is against the reinforcement of investment in housing policies and it is also against the policies that aim to combat and eradicate poverty", added José Luís Carneiro.
When asked whether this would be the speech he would make in the case of the Left Bloc and PCP also did not make the document prepared by the Government viable, José Luís Carneiro stressed that the PSD's rejection is “proof that this is a Left-wing Budget and that it has a response to the country's crisis with left-wing policies that strengthen public investment ”.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) announced this Wednesday that it will vote against the 2021 State Budget proposal, and Rui Rio, considered that the OE2021 “is not realistic”. The president of the largest opposition party also identified “four weaknesses” in the budget proposal: uncertainty, projection of overvalued revenue, excessive investment in public consumption and problems of transparency.