translated from Spanish: Heller and Hagman optimistic about the Extraordinary Contribution project

Last night, the Front of All and Opposition Blocs called for a special session in the Chamber of Deputies to discuss next Tuesday the draft Extraordinary Contribution. This implies a one-time contribution of natural persons with an equity of more than 200 million pesos, which expects to raise 307 billion. In radio statements, Front of All deputies Carlos Heller, one of the authors of the project alongside Máximo Kirchner, and Itai Hagman, were hopeful that the project will get average sanction next week.” We believe that the magic number of 129 votes will be surpassed,” Heller said, in dialogue with FM Delta. The reason is that officialism “has 117 deputies and inevitably requires the support of other sectors,” argued the chairman of the Chamber of Deputies’ budget committee.” Everything suggests that this will be the case because it was expressed in the committee debate,” he added.

Carlos Heller.

In addition, Heller said that the situation in Argentina is difficult “as a result of the pre-existing economic crisis and the worsening of the pandemic” and, referring to the project, said, “these numbers are going to come from a very small sector that is going to reach a very large number of people and will help solve serious problems.” For his part, Deputy Itai Hagman, representative of the Great Patriotic Front who is part of the Front of All, also spoke positively about the Extraordinary Contribution.” The only block that opposed it was Together for Change, so with the rest of the blocks we wouldn’t have to have trouble passing the average sanction next Tuesday,” he said in statements to El Destape Radio.The legislator said it’s a “rational, sensible, reasonable law, even though in the media it seems that we were discussing the installation of a communist regime in Argentina.” On the latter, he added, “of course there will be a scandal in the media as when the law was introduced.”
In support of the project, the Member argued that “it is a matter of common sense, to see what tools the state has, and where it cannot be asked for more contribution to the popular sectors, while high-heritage sectors can make a contribution that will not change their lives.” For Hagman it is necessary to “discuss comprehensive tax reform”, since in Argentina consumption and production are “punished more than income and assets; and that burdens much more in the middle classes and in the low-income sectors.”

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