Binner criticized the “populist” politics of the National Government
Argentina, October 8, 2011
Hermes Binner, presidential candidate of the Broad Progressive Front, criticized the policy of delivery of goods carried out by the National Government, saying that “even if you live on a ranch, they can give you a new kitchen and this will seem a step forward”.
“In history, no populism meant a real advance. Even if you live on a ranch, they can give a new kitchen, and that may seem an advance for you. Populism does not help grow our people” he said this morning on the radio.
On the other hand, he alluded to inflation and the decision to move away from international lending agencies, arguing that “deny inflation is the same as denying reality. It leaves us bad anywhere; we do not believe in the INDEC and have this inflation when neighboring countries have a 4 to 6 percent. If anything, inflation is punishing the purchasing power of those with fixed incomes such as pensioners”.
And with regard to participation in international credit agencies, concluded that “it is necessary to have a clear role because that is money that can help us move forward in some tough times that may come. There is the possibility of building a more sustainable economy and society. Today we have a complex situation. The pile of money that is in the Central Bank is going down while covering a dollar to keep it from moving. It creates a serious problem when making loans that are not used for serious investment”.