Mauricio Macri said he was pessimistic “for the next few months” because “We will continue to suffer the consequences of the follies of a government without plan or direction”, although he expressed his optimism “for the next few years” for “the strength and conviction of the Argentine people fighting to defend our future ”. “We were straightening the boat and today it seems adrift”, said.
In a year-end message posted on social media, the former president criticized “One of the longest and most destructive quarantines in the world”, which, he estimated, “leaves us sequels that we will suffer for many years”, and attacked the Casa Rosada because, “when it should be focused on the health emergency and its economic and social consequences, he faced an authoritarian and judicial agenda far from the problems of the Argentines ”.
“Formal private work is the only solution to our problems,” Macri stressed. For there to be upward social mobility and each Argentine family can dream of a better future, we need to generate quality private work. However, we ended the year with almost 50% poverty, millions of new unemployed and inflation on the rise. Sad but all the efforts made by the Argentines in 2018 and 2019 were lost ″.
At the beginning of his message, the former president said that “a very difficult year for all of us is ending, in which we suffer the effects of the pandemic and quarantine, but that also close with hope “, alluding to “something good” that he left this year: “The demonstration that even in the hardest moments the commitment to our values is intact “. And I add: “We want to live in peace, with respect, with work, in freedom, without lies or abuse.”
“The year had started for many with the logical expectation before a new government,” he said. Ourselves as opposition the We offered help in the transition and supported him in the things that we thought were worthwhile. That optimism, however, is gone diluting”.
Macri gave as an example that “last summer, the release of dangerous prisoners, the lack of an economic plan and the first attacks on the judiciary deepened the recession and they raised doubts about the republican convictions of the Government ”, situation that, in his opinion, was aggravated by “the pandemic and one of the longest and most destructive quarantines in the world ”.
The former president stressed that during the mandatory isolation “We stopped seeing our affections, we locked up our children insanely, many lost their jobs before an officialism that dedicated itself to preaching fear, exercise their authority, their power and criticize society for the increase in cases, and even so, we ended up being one of the countries with the most deaths from covid ”.
“All that could have been avoided with more humility, more attention to international experience and allowing activities that in countries like Uruguay, for example, were never prohibited -considered Macri-. This quarantine leaves us sequels that we will suffer for many years. Not only because of the millions of Argentines who lost their jobs, but also because of the psychological, educational and health consequences of other pathologies cardiological, oncological and diabetic not treated in time ”.
He added that, “for the worse, when he had to focus on the health emergency and its economic and social consequences, the Government faced an authoritarian and judicial agenda far from the problems of the Argentines. He wanted to expropriate Vicentín, he sought get rid of the judges investigating corruption, attacked the old Post Office, when not, to persecute my family there it unfairly handcuffed a part of its budget to the City of Buenos Aires ”.
For Macri, in addition, “There is no clear direction in the economy” and detailed: “We stayed again Without reserves and without energy, and taxes increase and do not stop increasing, again at levels that do not exist in other countries, which clearly removes the possibility that someone wants to invest and generate work for Argentines. And he stated: “As we know, private formal work is the only solution to our problems. So that there is upward social mobility and each Argentine family can dream of a better future, we need to generate quality private work ”.
In one of the most controversial sections of the message, the former founder of PRO recalled that “we ended the year with almost 50% poverty, millions of new unemployed and rising inflation “, and said:” Sad, but all the efforts made by the Argentines in 2018 and 2019 were lost, years that I admit were very hard, but they were where we were finally straightening the boat and today the boat seems to be adrift ”.
In any case, Macri emphasized that “what was not lost, and what is more, is stronger than ever, is the conviction of the Argentines that we want to live in freedom, that the law and our rights are respected “, for which he considered that “the learning that this frustrating 2020 leaves us is that the course to resume is that of work and the truth: never again to poverty, lies and abuse. “
“Soy pessimistic for the next few months because I think we will continue to suffer the consequences of the follies of a government without plan or direction -added the former president-, but I am very optimistic for the next few years because I see the strength and conviction of the Argentine people, stronger than ever, fighting to defend our future ”.
He then specified: “That is why I am full of hope why my confidence in the Argentines is total. My trust in you is absolute. We are millions who have hearts full of a desire for the future, progress, freedom, and an appreciation for democracy that cannot be changed by anyone. ”And he concluded:“ Let’s trust that, let’s trust ourselves and move on to 2021 with the assurance that we are not alone. We are many and every day more. Happy new year and strength ”.
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