With the focus on mitigating the effects generated by the exchange difference between Argentina and Uruguay, the senator of the National Party, Sergio Botana, He proposed that the Executive make state purchases in coastal departments, where the situation creates difficulties in employment.
Botana attributed the problems due to the price gap to “the rigidities” of the economy ministries, by focusing on the current and previous management. For this reason, in dialogue with Radio Carve, he asked “make up for” to the victims and asked to work “with intelligence” to resolve conflicts on the border.
For the nationalist senator, it is important to use public purchase as a “compensating” instrument for those areas of the country where “difficulties have been generated in employment and productive activity due to inflexibilities of the State.” In this context, he spoke of the coast, although he also stated that it can be used for the border areas with Brazil.
According to Botana, the project is “presented and agreed with other legislators two years ago to avoid the situation we are experiencing.” In any case, he promised to formulate the proposal “more finely”. At that point, he considered that Accountability “is a good time to work on these proposals.”
For Botana, “there is a forced smuggling of people” at the border
Referring to the role of consumers, he considered that “there is a forced smuggling of people”, as well as others who “were left without a job or with a very poorly paid job.” So, he argued, “some want me to also buy at triple the price to which the products are sold in Argentina.
On the other hand, he considered that from the Treasury “they are afraid of borders”, but considered that it is “a great opportunity Under the economical point of view”. For this reason, he called for liberal measures and “work intelligently” in a legal framework “so that work, production, trade and the State collect.”
In this regard, he criticized the measures launched by the government such as lowering fixed costs and eliminating tariffs, considering that “they make it possible for the company to survive for a while longer, but if prices are not attacked, one more merchandise will not be sold”.