The vice-president-elect, Geraldo Alckmin (PSB), coordinator of the transition team, said this Wednesday (7), that the approval of the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) of the Overflow should make room for next year’s budget to direct around R$ 10 billion to Minha Casa, Minha Vida (MCMV), now known as Casa Verde e Amarela. The investment, according to Alckmin, is justified because civil construction generates quick employment and provides housing.
Alckmin recalled that this value will still be established by next year’s Budget Law, after the approval of the PEC. The LOA project is reported by Senator Marcelo Castro (MDB-PI), who will be responsible for defining this destination in the opinion.
According to the vice-president-elect, however, the amount for the MCMV is already under negotiation with Congress. Still according to Alckmin, when the PEC of the Explosion stipulated a greater fiscal impact, of R$ 198 billion, there was an expectation that the housing program would receive R$ 15 billion. With the new number – R$ 168 billion –, however, the estimate had to be reduced.
Alckmin also made a new defense of the PEC of the Explosion, while the country’s fiscal anchorage is not discussed again. “The fiscal anchoring must take into account the evolution of the debt, the primary and government spending”, he repeated.
By defending the level of PEC values, Alckmin argues that it is not possible to “paralyze” the State. “It is necessary to choose where I am going to cut and you do it with more caution, mainly to make the economy grow, that is the central question”, he pointed out.
“You don’t do it in 15 days. It is a debate that must be held with society. So what does the PEC do? She says: Look, I’m going to give an extract of R$ 145 billion and, in two years, I’m going to vote on a new fiscal anchoring model”, she said, during a CBIC event. The budget for housing is highlighted by Alckmin when he mentions that civil construction generates employment in the country.
In view of this, Alckmin endorsed a PEC limited to up to two years and argued that the R$ 145 billion expected to increase the ceiling correspond to the same expenditure made this year. The vice president-elect also showed optimism with the Brazilian economic scenario. “You can be optimistic (about growth) because there is a lot of liquidity in the world,” he said, citing the external scenario. “With legal security, respect for the rules, responsibility, we will attract a lot of investment”, he guaranteed.
The vice-president-elect pointed out that efficiency in public spending is a “never-ending work” and “can always be improving”. “General line: review all contracts, see when you can reduce expenses; digital government, how much can you reduce, and the other is to make the economy grow, ”he said. “Growing is an investment. You need to have some of the public to push, and a lot of the private.” Finally, Alckmin highlighted that the fight against climate change is an opportunity for Brazil.
Source: CNN Brasil
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