Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, reported higher collection in 2020 despite the pandemic, in addition to the budget for social programs and strategic projects is already authorized like the Felipe Angeles airport and the Mayan Train.
In your first message of 2021, The president said that the Public Treasury obtained 4 trillion 106 billion pesos last year, that is, 65 billion pesos more than in 2019. For what he highlighted, Mexico has healthy finances. Likewise, the income tax collection increased with a billion 761 billion and increased the contribution in VAT with 2.3%, that is, 987 billion pesos.
He added that in his government there has been no forgiveness or increase in taxes, nor indebtedness, something that he attributed to the formula of not allowing corruption. He accepted that the economic recovery is proceeding slowly, but the trend is positive.
To support that idea, highlighted that inflation was at 3.2 points during the first half of December; in addition, that the Mexican mix of a barrel of oil was priced at 46.46 dollars in the international market.
But admitted that in December there was a loss of jobs and attributed it to outsorcing, scheme that according to the president, allows workers to be fired at the end of the year in order not to pay them benefits.
“As they say in my town, We were doing so well, we lost about a million jobs with the pandemic and we had already recovered 600 thousand, but in December, which is an atypical month, since there is the famous outsourcing, outsourcing, Many workers registered in Social Security are fired so as not to pay them benefits, so as not to give them bonusesWell, and we lost for that reason in December, after we had been gaining jobs month after month, we lost 277 thousand jobs”He said in his message.
The president intends what, in the first three months of 2021, 650 thousand lost jobs are recovered, so that by the end of March the employment situation is in conditions prior to the pandemic, that is, with the enrollment of 20 million 500 thousand people in formal activities.
On the other hand, López Obrador listed the entire budget authorized for social programs and construction of works that will be exercised in 2021.
“None of this is credit. Everything is a federal budget, everything that can be done when the budget is honestly managed, which is the people’s money”, He said.
From a study in his home in Tlalpan, the chief executive said that the Dos Bocas de Tabasco Refinery has approved 45 thousand 50 million pesos (mp). While the Mayan Train has a projected expenditure of 41 thousand 852 million; and to the Felipe Ángeles airport will be able to exercise 38 thousand 646 million.
Similarly, López Obrador reported that support for pensions for the elderly is guaranteed, which will have an increase according to inflation. This year it is planned to benefit 8 million 7 thousand people with 135 thousand 662 million pesos.
For Youth Building the Future, program of incorporation to the labor field, an expenditure of 20 thousand 600 million pesos is planned and support 409 thousand citizens between the ages of 18 and 29. President called on this sector to sign up and not “get hooked” on organized crime.
At the same time, the Sembrando Vida program will have an expense of 28 thousand 929 million pesos, destined to the benefit of 424 thousand producers who cultivate about one million hectares of timber and fruit trees.
Regarding scholarships, he highlighted that the support for 310 thousand university students are approved 10 thousand 176 million pesos. While for 4 million 96 thousand high school students were authorized 33 thousand million pesos. In addition, there will be an expense of 31,937 million pesos for 3 million 686 thousand schoolchildren at the basic level. While for the 140 Benito Juárez universities one billion pesos are allocated.
And to he Banco de Bienestar, with which the construction of 2,600 branches in marginalized areas is planned, 10,500 million pesos are planned.
Regarding vaccines against COVID-19, López Obrador stressed that 32 billion pesos have already been allocated. Well, advances have been given to pharmaceutical companies to guarantee 120 thousand doses and that no Mexican is left without receiving the treatment. For this year they have been approved 25 thousand 684 million additional to the 7 thousand delivered in advance.
To guarantee free medicine and having all the supplies required for vaccination, 10 thousand million pesos are approved.
Until this January 2, according to data from the president, Mexico has had 53 thousand 625 doses of vaccines against COVID-19, of which 32 thousand 824 have been applied to personnel who are on the front lines of the battle caring for coronavirus patients. Anticipated that 50 thousand doses will arrive in January and three weeks later, one million 400 thousand more to protect those who attend the health emergency.
“At the end of March we will have the entire population over 60 years vaccinated, all. Already for april we start with those who are younger, with chronic diseases and then teachers and thus, we think that they will not lack vaccines and this will help a lot to get out of this nightmare, of this health crisis, of this pandemic that has caused us so much pain ”, predicted the president.
Lopez Obrador commented that at the end of January the vaccination against the elderly will begin with the Cansino treatment, whose injection is only once. He said that although the application is voluntary, the Mexican State is obliged to guarantee the antidote to all.
By last, The president sent an optimistic message in which he trusted, Mexico will move forward and face both crises, both the health and economic crisis.
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