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Pension Reform Is Ready to Be Voted on in House Plenary

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Temer‘s administration project has been discussed at length, but still depends on political negotiation. Bolsonaro government envoys are already involved in the discussion

The current government’s pension reform proposal is in Congress, but it still depends on political negotiation to be voted on.

It is difficult to imagine such a big gap and to understand how our retirement system has reached such a serious imbalance; R $ 202 billion is the amount that is missing in 2018 to pay pensions and pensions.

In 2019, the account will be bigger: they will be missing R $218 billion. And then the government has to always take other areas because they can not afford to pay anyone.

The Temer government’s pension reform proposal has been discussed at length and is ready to be voted on in the House plenary. Bolsonaro government envoys are already involved in the discussion. If approved as it is, the reform represents an economy of R $500 billion in ten years.

The text changes the minimum retirement age, which is 65 for men and 62 for women; equals the rules for public servants and the private sector; and brings a transition, among other changes.

The amendment needs to be approved by 308 deputies. Then by at least 49 senators. And to vote, the government must suspend intervention in the security of Rio de Janeiro as mandated by the Constitution.

Opposition MPs find it difficult to vote yet in 2018.

There is no climate. Neither those who have been reelected nor those who have been defeated in this current Congress in order to vote for a pension reform that is going to start at that time, said Julio Delgado.

The mayor, Rodrigo Maia, who supports the reform, spoke in patience and said that the Bolsonaro government needs to negotiate.

“Whoever has the conditions to begin this articulation, I believe, I do not know if for this, for the next two months or for the next year is the president-elect. I think it is rash to vote anything without a vote. With vow, nothing is hasty. For the future government to suffer a defeat, I think it is bad for the incoming government, so, have to have patience,” said Maia.

The rapporteur also advocates negotiation led by the new government. Arthur Maia explained that changes can only be made using the amendments that have already been presented.

“Any change has to be supported in the amendments that were presented back in the special commission, so within this parameter, it is obvious that on our part there is every good will to collaborate with the approval of this reform that is fundamental for Brazil”.

Economist Ana Carla Abrao recalls that there is no time left — the reform is for now.

“If we do not do pension reform, Brazil will worsen its fiscal situation and the result is that either we stop paying the pensions that are there or we will increasingly deteriorate the basic public services of education, health and security because the own pension plan, the deficit, will consume all available public resources, which today have to serve the population as a whole,” said Ana Carla.