The president of the Democratic Hope Party (PED), Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, was against once again the Dominican people being sacrificed with new taxes so that the government can meet the budget for next 2021.
“I want to express my most energetic rejection of this proposal, and make it clear to the president, to his entire economic cabinet and to the legislative body that is reviewing this budget today, that the people simply cannot take it anymore,” he said.
Domínguez Trujillo also expressed: “We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created extremely difficult economic conditions in the country, and that the economy is dejected and with an excess of commitments and a completely disproportionate budget.”
Trujillo said the right thing to do would be to create an austerity plan.
“What must be done is to declare a state of economic emergency, creating a true austerity plan, limiting government spending, cutting salaries of high-level civil servants and public servants, reducing unnecessary services, excessive spending, seeking to save money from the budget. at any rate, making the management of state resources more efficient at all levels, establishing measures that seek to control superfluous budget expenditures. We must point out that, as the president pointed out, these would be temporary measures, “Ramfis said.
He pointed out that in the hands of former PLD officials are the resources that the government needs to face the next budget.
“Likewise, it is more than evident that a large part of the resources necessary to comply with the government's demands can be found in the money embezzled by the officials of the past PLD administration. At the time, I said that after submitting to the corrupt from past administrations and to achieve a just and fair conviction, the next step should be to pursue the stolen money to return it to the country and be used to reduce the debt contracted by the government, to cover the budget deficit that the embezzlement of the State us it forced a pact, “said Domínguez Trujillo.
The former presidential candidate recalled his campaign proposal to put the corrupt in jail and recover what they have stolen and pointed out the following: “It is essential to lock down the corrupt and take away everything they stole from the people, whoever falls, and with the stolen money, cushion the damage of this terrible pandemic and alleviate the burden of an unbridled debt, which from 2004 until today, has increased by almost 1000% … yes, 1000% in an irresponsible, abusive way and inconsiderate to the Dominican people, “said the political leader.