Cristina highlights “the powerful middle class that exists in Argentina”
Buenos Aires, November 15, 2012
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner praised today during the opening of the Bicentennial quarter in the locality of General Rodriguez, “the powerful middle class that exists in the country.”
The president said that “free public education, flag emblematic of the 200 year history but essentially of the twentieth century allowed the emergence of a powerful middle class, which comes from the effort of millions of Argentines.”
She added, “Every time the Argentines were convinced that the state was a hindrance, something useless, which prevented the free market, the State was first destroyed and then went for all of you, for labor, health and education.”
“So the State’s defense is a defense of the great national interests and popular sovereignty and national sovereignty, because people and nation are one and the same thing,” said the president.
Yesterday, in a speech given at the Casa Rosada, Cristina said she was “very proud to be part” of the middle class. “For me it is a great honor because I have always felt very proud to be part of that formidable Argentina middle class, vibrant, enterprising but I also understood that it is the product of a country’s political project,” she said.