After the repercussion of the friction between the government and the mayor, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), about the articulation for the Social Security reform, the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, sought to minimize the crisis and said that what is happening is “perfectly natural“. He also evaluated, optimistically, that even if there is now a “collapse,“ the reform will be approved.
“They are talking about a crisis, I do not see it like this, what is happening is perfectly normal,“ Guedes said at a National Front of Mayors (FNP) event.
Shortly before, he heard an appeal from FNP president Jonas Donizette for a more active stance by the government and President Jair Bolsonaro in that articulation to avoid a “vacuum.“
The minister, however, was optimistic. “The dynamics are virtuous,“ he said. “No matter how strong a game of forces, drop arm, at the time of voting, we will have the reform approved,“ he said.
He recalled that the approval of the proposal interests all governments: Union, states and municipalities. “We are responsible for our own destiny and we will make the right decision,“ he said. “I believe that reform will be approved by our representatives,“ he said.
Guedes also minimized any friction with Maia. The minister recalled that when elected to the presidency of the House two years ago, Maia already defended the reform of Social Security. “Why would Maia be against reform now?“ He asked.
The minister also reiterated the need to guarantee a reform with a saving of R $1 trillion in a decade. Under that, according to him, Congress “begins to enter“ resources of future generations and it would not be possible to launch the new capitalization regime.