Yolanda Díaz: “Feijóo will not reevaluate pensions with the CPI, it doesn’t have it in his electoral program”
Sumar leader Yolanda Díaz gave an interview this morning to rne mornings. Asked about the controversial intervention of the president of the People’s Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Monday on TVE, where he insisted on the false fact that the PP has always revalued pensions with the CPI, Díaz said: “Feijóo lied in the two-way debate on pensions , and yesterday he lied in this house. He’s used to lying.” And he continued: “He IS a candidate who lies without shame.” “He is the specialist in political lies. We do not know a political proposal. Mr. Feijóo will not reassess pensions with the CPI. He does not have it in his electoral program and I am appealing here to the 10 million pensioners of our country ”. The PP’s electoral program promises to reform the pension system to ensure its sustainability, a term that usually implies tighter access to the system to reduce pension spending in the future.
“I think it will be a very important debate, especially since we are in the final stage of the campaign and because we will be presenting our national project to Spain. It is a pity that Mr. Feijóo does not want to discuss and present his project for the country,” Díaz said about the debate to be held tomorrow on RTVE in which the president of the government and general secretary of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, will be present and the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, but not Feijóo, who declined the invitation.The PP leader thus tries to avoid a photograph with the far-right leader, despite all the polls showing that the only options for government of the PP president go through a pact with the ultras, given that his party is far from an absolute majority.
“People know that the useful vote is called Sumar. Why?”, asked Díaz, who recalled the 47% increase in the interprofessional minimum wage during this legislature and the approval of the labor reform, which significantly increased permanent contracts. “The useful vote is Sumar, because it recovers the rights and because it puts Vox in opposition”, added Díaz. “I am appealing for a useful vote for Sumar. We are contesting the position of the far right”, insisted Díaz, who said that the vote for the his coalition “expels Vox from the opposition”.
“I have been saying this for a long time. We have been the government of Spain that we have governed better than anyone else. We have made regulations that have changed people’s lives,” he said about the coalition executive of the PSOE and Unidas Podemos. When asked if there would be the noise in a new coalition that there has sometimes been in the current government, with clashes between the ministers of the two formations, Díaz defended: “No. I can guarantee it since I have been a minister and vice president for three years and I’ve never made any noise. Politics is not noise. When you do what the right and the extreme right do, with noise and insults, there is no project for the country. And he added: “I don’t make noise a way of governing”.
“Feijóo’s proposal for a general tax cut will lead Spain into a recession,” said Díaz, who recalled what happened in the UK with the Prime Minister Tory Liz Truss and her neoliberal proposal to cut taxes, which unleashed a surge in the markets that questioned the country’s ability to pay its debt and ultimately led to Truss stepping down. Díaz also accused Feijóo of wanting to abolish the tax on large fortunes. “I don’t know anyone who has more than three million euros,” he joked.