PRD demands increase for Justice, UASD and the JCE
SANTO DOMINGO. The Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) will request the modification of the line items in the 2015 budget for the Supreme Court of Justice, the Constitutional Tribunal, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and the Central Electoral Board (JCE).
The PRD party president and presidential candidate, Miguel Vargas said yesterday that the budget was unsustainable and unacceptable, and demanded that the increase of RD $21.8 billion in payments to employees be used to increase the salaries of all the public servants who receive minimum salaries.
He revealed that the PRD deputies will demand that the government comply with the Law of Budgetary Autonomy.
Vargas also condemned the fact that the budget for the 3rd year of the administration of President Danilo Medina has been created “in violation of law 01 – 2012, which establishes precisely a deadline of three years for the signing of the Fiscal Pact with all of the sectors of society, contradicting what the president said in his inaugural speech, in which he committed himself to signing a fiscal pact and another electricity pact, neither of which has been fulfilled.”
Vargas spoke during a press conference at the PRD national house, in which the director of the Department of Economy, Yvan Rodriguez, summarized the document which set the position of the opposition party.
He deplored the fact that President Medina has forgotten what he promised the electorate: to correct what was wrong and do what had never been done. However his Budget for 2015 repeats what his predecessor had done: more deficit and more taxes to cover it, more indebtedness, and more loans debate interests on loans.
“This budget is more of the same, more current expenditures and less capital investment and, in consequence, less quality jobs, less planning and less transparency; more imports and less exports, less competitiveness and, of course less national production and more unemployment,” he emphasized.
He indicated that this budget demonstrates the failure of the PLD model.
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