Madrid (EFE).- The president of the Canary Islands, the socialist Ángel Victor Torres, today rebuked populist presidents in Andalusia, Murcia or Madrid, who manipulate public opinion by claiming that cutting taxes on high incomes means attracting companies when it is easier. “To benefit those who have the most.”
Torres met with Social Security Minister Jose Luis Escriva today.
Both appeared before the press to highlight the good employment data in the Canary Islands and the registered increase in families of people with insufficient income receiving public assistance in this legislature.
“When we came to government there were 5,600 families with aid and now there are 37,000”, recalled Torres, while Escrivá pointed out that “the beneficiaries of the minimum important income and the Canarian protection income total 65,000 people. It shows how different ideologies are reflected in politics.”
In his appearance before the media, the Canarian president answered a question about the possible modernization of taxes to avoid competition between regional governments.
The question refers to the announcement by the Andalusian president, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, of a wealth tax similar to that of the Madrid government, a proposal followed by the announcement of other tax cuts by the Murcia executive, chaired by López Miras. , from pp., like the two previously mentioned.
“How come they say it means bringing in companies, when it means bringing in those who benefit the most? Those who make these policies give scholarships to the people with the highest income and not the lowest, or they close, as in the case of Madrid, to health or emergency centers, when all we have to do is practice. Defense of public health”, Torres scolded in direct reference to the popular Isabel Díaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid.
Escrivá, for his part, again denied talking about tax recentralization (“a false debate based on something I never said”).
Torres, for his part, stressed that “it is fair that those who are earning the most, for example, because of rising energy prices, pay more to help families.”
Escrivá recalled the agreement between the two administrations in support of those most affected by the increase in prices caused by the war in Ukraine and, in this sense, defended the good work done in protecting employment in the Canary Islands. Pandemic is also now facing this new challenge.
And he defends his statements with data such as “With this ministry we protect one of every five Canarians, who are pensioners, who, regardless of inflation, ensure their purchasing power.”
“In the Canary Islands, in the last year, employment has increased by 8%; Another 60,000 canneries have work. And not only employment is created, but quality is also created. And added to this is the stability generated by labor reforms”, added Escrivá. EFE