Valencia, 23 Sept. (EFE) .- The president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, assured this Friday that, “sooner or later”, Spain “will bend the inflation curve”, as it did with that of the coronavirus, and defended that ” great uncertainties ”deriving from the war in Ukraine must be faced“ with the awareness of being on the right side of history ”.
Sánchez stressed during his speech in Valencia on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of elDiario.es that, when peace returns to Ukraine and Europe, Spain will have been able to prepare and take advantage of this time and will be more competitive for promoting work “dignity “, territories, students or scientific staff.
You said that, contrary to those who “have always defended and continue to defend that in Spain and in all its territories one can compete only by lowering wages, cutting rights, while giving relief to the richest minority”, in a few years you he will see that “there is no more solid wealth than that of shared well-being”.
“No progress greater than that of achieving justice and dignity, plus higher growth rates,” said Sánchez, who opposed the “diametrically different” response given to the crisis ten years ago, which he paid for. the majority of social media of the benefit of a minority, and what is given to the current one.
Faced with the response based on “neoliberal dogmatism”, he indicated that the paradigm of social democracy, centered on strengthening the welfare state, has allowed Spain to currently have more workers than before the pandemic.
The president assured that at the beginning of the confinement of the pandemic he gave “the battle” to forge a “strong and supportive” response to this crisis in Europe, and it has been shown that policies are being made in defense of the social majority.
Sánchez pointed out that, where before there was a bank bailout, now European governments are considering an extraordinary tax on large corporations, financial entities or large energy companies, so that there is a redistribution of efforts and that those who have more contribute more to finance the welfare state.
He stated that where there has been an indiscriminate VAT increase, there is now a “fair distribution of burdens” so as not to sacrifice the middle and working class again, and where there has been “a lack of solidarity and northern division. sud “, today a joint response with the supply of the covid vaccine.
“Where there were amnesties and tax breaks for the richest, there will be tax reforms that will ensure that those who have the most contribute to public finances for a much stronger welfare state,” Sánchez insisted.
The president stressed that in the past the policies to get out of the crisis have left a triple fracture: that of “brutal cuts” to social services, of the bank bailout and tax amnesty for big scammers, and of “unbearable corruption”, such as that who lived, he said, the Valencian Community.
Finally, he stressed that the progressive coalition government does not postpone social achievements, does not allow territorial disputes to escalate, dialogues instead of imposing and does not seek excuses to postpone tasks.