Approved 107 million loan that PP sees "mockery" for those who need help

 
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sep 13 (EFE) .- The Canary Islands Parliament has approved today, without any vote against and with 14 abstentions, the draft extraordinary credit law that will increase the regional budget by 107.7 million euros , and that for the PP is a mockery against those who need more help.

The lump sum of the credit amounts to 107,769,954 euros from the extraordinary loan amounting to 29,746,197.47 euros and a supplement of 78,023,757.30 for the General Budgets of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands for 2016 and other measures of budget management.

The Minister of Finance, Rosa Dávila, said before the plenary session of the regional Chamber that this measure speaks “loud and clear” of the responsibility and rigor of the regional government in the management of the public.

Rosa Dávila indicated that 62.3 million euros will be destined to return the extra pay of 2012 to the regional officials and of the remaining 45 million, 73 percent will be derived to fundamental public services.

Among them, 7 million will be awarded for the Canarian provision of insertion, which will allow the discharge of 2,800 new families; 1.9 million to help 299 families of dependents and from this budget, 350,000 euros will go to the heirs of people who died expecting to receive this help.

In addition, 12.6 million will go to education for, among other concepts, to pay books to 22,000 students; 10.1 million will be distributed to the health system and 1.5 million to strengthen the administration of justice.

Likewise, 4 million will go to the primary sector to settle the outstanding debts charged to the Posei, waiting for the central executive to also enter the corresponding part.

In addition, the Minister of Finance stressed that part of the loan will be used to return to the Canarian Radiotelevisión the budget it managed in 2015 and warned that with all this in no case exceed the limits of indebtedness, deficit and ceiling of expenditure.

The popular deputy Jorge Rodriguez defended an amendment to the entire bill because “it is not the social response expected by a significant majority of citizens who live without resources or see their health broken.”

In his opinion, it seems a mockery to those who need more help from the Government of the Canary Islands that allocate 5 percent of the credit to the RTVAC and other amounts to meetings, courses and tourism promotion.

“Where is the objective of improving the lives of the Canaries?” Asked the popular deputy, for whom this credit does nothing but “cover poorly distributed budget deficiencies and with a high degree of discretion.”

Also the deputy of New Canary Islands Román Rodríguez defended another amendment to the totality because in his opinion the credit must be used “to be next to the citizens and not of Montoro”, while the Canarian Government does not take advantage of the opportunities “and returns to the conservatism with which nothing has gone well. “

Noël Santana spokeswoman, Noemí Santana, considered that the credit is really an amendment to the totality presented by the Government itself to its budgets and expressed its discrepancy in not allocating items to allocate more resources to the health waiting lists, scholarships, the fight against tax fraud, research, innovation and development and mitigate the effects of the forest fire in La Palma.

Casimiro Curbelo, of the Gomera Socialist Association, affirmed that he would have liked more resources for health and to attend to “the collapse” of the hospitals “but since it does not rain to everyone’s taste”, he supported the project because “it is objective and attends to the rigor and The responsability”.

The spokesman of the Canarian Nationalist group, José Miguel Ruano, said PP and Podemos have shown “the posture to which we are accustomed” by proposing items in their amendments that later do not support other parliamentary bodies, and stressed that an extraordinary loan is presented “Because we comply and that makes it possible not only to pay public employees, which include teachers and health personnel.”

The regional government wants and must fulfill its agreements in a framework of budgetary stability “without re-making adjustment plans: we do not want more cuts” but neither “we are going to assume more than we can assume” added José Miguel Ruano, who stressed that “We will spend less than we need, but there will be no more cuts.”

The spokesman of the Socialist group, Iñaki Lavandera, urged the Government to present a new bill to give financial coverage to the health if a new ceiling of spending is approved and was surprised by the criticisms of PP and Podemos to the resources for the RTVAC, because there are “400 employees of producers pending of this credit to be able to work”. EFE