The benchmark for small and medium businessmen, in statements to Télam Radio, was in favor of a “strong penalty for those who do not want to pay” the bonus announced by the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, to mitigate the impact of the devaluation on the pocket of workers.
In his opinion, this fixed sum is “very important”, since it will surely generate “a dynamic within the domestic market. 97% of us operate precisely in that market,” he said.
“Large companies are the ones that highlighted the most”
“Large companies are clearly the ones that gained the most, they are the ones that highlighted the most,” Moreira said, considering, on the other hand, that SMEs “are not price makers.”
He added that “even in the pandemic, even with all the problems of the war, even with all the problems we had as a country, the big companies had extraordinary profits.”
“We have to move with the money that the worker has in his pocket, which is, paradoxically many times, the same worker who makes a product and buys the same thing that he made,” reflected the businessman.
Within this framework, he stated that the demand generates “an increasing need to incorporate workers, which generates a virtuous circle in the internal market.”
Regarding the impact of indebtedness with the International Monetary Fund, he urged to “get rid of” dependence on the multilateral organization, to “be able to develop with our own resources and put all the money into production and work.”
In this sense, he recalled the “monstrous debt that the government of (former president, Mauricio) Macri took, which was not used for infrastructure or for works, but only for the escape.”