October 7, 2022

Lambán announces 200 euro aid to families for inflation

Zaragoza (EFE).- Aragon’s president, Javier Lambán, has announced that aid of at least 200 euros will be provided to families in need to mitigate the effects of inflation.

In the plenary session of the Cortes, Lambán indicated that the Ministry of Citizenship is already working on the technical and budgetary steps that the government must take to activate these tools.

It will be a support of at least 200 euros so that families who need it can absorb part of the income reduction that inflation entails. It will reach 17,000 beneficiaries.

The President has pointed out that the community’s capacity for competence in this area is very limited and has expressed concern about the effects of the war in Ukraine. He has also called for a major pact to reactivate the spirit that led to the signing of the Aragonese strategy for economic and social recovery.

The pre-campaign “excites zeal”

And while he believed that the pre-election situation is “increasing the zeal” in some parties and “they are unable to use their heads”, he has chosen to engage in a debate on how to deal with inflation. and businesses, including in terms of taxation.

Finance Minister Carlos Pérez Anadón will immediately contact all parties to try and “examine” the possibility of an agreement. Lambán will do it personally with the spokespersons, as it has to be fast so that it can be reflected in the Aragon budgets for 2023.

Javier Lambán, during his speech in the plenary session of the Cortes de Aragón. EFE/Javier Belver

In turn, the PP spokeswoman, Mar Vaquero, has emphasized that the price of electricity or the basket and fuels started their escalation before the war in Ukraine and the PSOE “did nothing”. He has accused the Aragon government of rejecting as “sectarianism” the agreements his group has been offering him for eight months in the areas of health, taxes or energy.

New request for tax relief

Among them a tax cut as most regional presidents have already donenot only those of the PP, also ruled by the PSOE, while Lambán, Vaquero has said, will become the president of the records by making the Aragonese “the Spaniards who pay the most taxes.” This government has also put an end to the “mantra” that the more taxes, the better services, because Aragon is the one with the most deteriorated public services.

Daniel Pérez Calvo, of CS, has insisted that prices are “getting out of control” and that the situation is “alarming” and has claimed that he is focusing his efforts on what concerns the community.

In this sense, he has raised the need to “reword” the accounts and consider a 2023 budget for “contingency, rescue for thousands of families” in a vulnerable situation. He has defended measures such as the deflation of the regional division of personal income tax, the bonus of the self-employed quota, guarantee lines for companies or moratorium on the return of ICO credits activated during the pandemic.

The Vox spokesperson, Santiago Morón, has questioned the usefulness of maintaining the “autonomous megastructure” if it is unable to contribute something relevant to returning some of the purchasing power that families and businesses have lost. , and has championed lowering taxes.

Inequality and poverty

Álvaro Sanz, of IU, has defended by guaranteeing that this crisis “is not ultimately paid for by the usual”. He has warned that Aragon is “very unequal”, such that in 2020 14,800 Aragonese collected 73% of Aragon’s GDP, 25,600 million euros.

Of the groups supporting the government, Vicente Guillén (PSOE) has attacked the PP, accusing it of “talking badly about Spain and Aragon” and of “discouraging and unease” because “they are ashes”. Marta de Santos, from Podemos, has assured that thanks to her party, this crisis will be handled in a very different way from the previous one.

Joaquín Palacín, from CHA, has defended that self-government has been essential to face the successive crises and the need to move forward in a new financing system. Finally, Jesús Guerrero, of the PAR, highlighted the measures promoted by the Ministry of Industry led by the Vice President, Arturo Aliaga.

By Ainhoa ​​Garcia. Edited by Isabel Poncela

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