Presidential spokesperson Manuel Adorni supported the Government’s decision to eliminate the Interior Compensation Fund, whose million-dollar sums were received by bus companies that operate outside the AMBA, and clarified that, in matters of transportation, the governorates and municipalities “are responsible for their systems within their jurisdictions”.
And he did so with subtle irony, stating that “municipal and provincial transportation is a responsibility not delegated to the Nation,” a construction that sounded similar to the debate on powers delegated to the President that terminally bogged down the debate on the Omnibus Law. in Deputies.
“The national government decided starting this year to eliminate what is called the Interior Compensation Fund, through which the provinces were assisted with funds for public passenger transportation. There were complaints from governors and mayors of different cities arguing that the The subsidy cuts affected the interior and not the AMBA,” Adorni introduced at the beginning of his usual press conference at the Casa Rosada. “He is a problem of the provinces“, he later summarized.
In this context, the national spokesperson stressed: “It is important to make some clarifications: municipal and provincial transportation It is a non-delegated responsibility. to the Nation. That is to say, the provinces and municipalities they are responsible by their public transportation systems within their jurisdictions”.
“The The Nation will continue to assist transportation that is under national jurisdiction and in which it is the enforcement authority,” clarified the presidential spokesperson, who argued that “with this the national government is simply correcting years of financial imbalance and bringing a rate that can cover the real cost of the service.”
Along these lines, he indicated that “recently there was a meeting between the Secretary of Transportation of the Nation with representatives of the different provinces where progress is being made, it is known to everyone, in a scheme where the supply is no longer subsidized.”
“Any increase in rates in the transportation of lines or services of the different jurisdictions is the responsibility of the different jurisdictions and not of the national government. In any case, The Government will continue to assist users throughout the country who need it“Adorni assured.
In another part of the conference, the spokesperson made a comparison with the energy subsidy, where he focused on “the damage generated by distortive subsidy systems,” and then indicated that the result was “years of lack of investment and an energy system that is broken and has been neglected for over 20 years.”
“Since 2004 when this electricity subsidy scheme began, the State has spent more than 104 billion dollars in subsidies to energy companies and when you see what it represents for each inhabitant the number is impressive. What happens many times is that the poorest pay the subsidy to the richest,” he argued.
Adorni assured that the Government “came out stronger” after the fall of the Omnibus Law
Manuel Adorni assured that “some of the politics did not support” and thanks to that “they were exposed.”
The presidential spokesperson considered that the Government “came out stronger” after the fall of the Omnibus Law in Congress, given that “those who did not support were exposed” since “the people actually voted for the change that and part of the policy they did not support” .
“I think that the Government has emerged stronger because one of the possibilities was that what happened actually happened, which is that the law…Well, the law actually went back to committee, it has not lost parliamentary status. I just spoke with Martín Menem and We still don’t give it up,” said Adorni.
In addition, he confirmed that any change in the cabinet will be “strictly for management and not political reasons.” The clarification came in response to the consultation regarding the statements of the Minister of National Security, Patricia Bullrich, who in dialogue with LN+ proposed a “new political redesign” with the integration of the PRO.
“Is Patricia Bullrich part of the Government or do I have the organizational chart wrong? Is Petri not part of the government? And so many others who surely belong to PRO and other political forces. We have always said it: the President chooses those he considers best for each position. That will continue to be the case regardless of the political situation or the legislative status of certain laws or a supposed weakening of the Government, which is far from being the case,” he stated.