Jordi Sabaté Pons is a patient with Amitrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) who has made his fight against the disease visible through social networks. Precisely by this means he has charged against the spokesperson of Podemos in Congress, Pablo Echenique, to whom he has reproached: “You are a government politician, you can pay for your treatments and you do not fight anything.”
Sabaté has been fighting a disease that has no treatment for seven years. This activist and youtuber, as defined, has made his fight visible on social networks, through which he tries to help all ALS patients who, like him, have problems coping with the very expensive treatment and the day-to-day life of this deadly disease. For this reason, Sabaté does not understand the attitude of the Podemos politician, suffering from a disease that has him bedridden – spinal muscular atrophy – and who should be more sensitive to the problems of people like Sabaté.
“I collect a pension and I cannot pay for my care,” says Jordi Sabaté in a message, adding what has already become a reality for many families. «Thanks to the financial help of my family I can stay alive. I fight for what they cannot pay and I am not a politician “, he assures and, then, launches the reproach against Pablo Echenique:” You are a government politician, you can also pay them [los tratamientos] and you don’t fight anything », he concludes.
Hello there @PabloEchenique,
I collect a pension alms and I cannot pay for my care.
Thanks to the financial help of my family, I can stay alive.
I fight for those who cannot pay and I am not a politician.
You are a government politician, you can also pay them and you do not fight anything.
– Jordi Sabaté Pons (@pons_sabate) September 14, 2021
Dependency benefit and salary of € 126,000
Pablo Echenique has a fairly comfortable financial situation. At least more comfortable than that of many people like Sabaté. The Podemos politician has just updated the declaration of assets and has included the purchase of a second home in Madrid, valued at 165,448 euros. In addition, this politician who claims to be a scourge of the bank acknowledges speculating with cryptocurrencies while benefiting from 3,569 euros in concept of dependency benefit. Not bad for a podemita that according to Newtral charges 126,582 euros per year.
The communist leader has also taken a liking to financial speculation. As well as his co-religionist Ramon Espinar He speculated with protected housing, the spokesperson for United We Can in Congress has been given cryptocurrencies, with which he has earned about 5,890 euros. It also has 58 shares in the company Plebiotic SL, a company specialized in biotechnology, valued at 58 euros.
Echenique It also stands out for its ability to save: it has bank deposits valued at 83,639 euros. Amount that, according to the ideology of Podemos, should be available “to what society needs,” since his party is in favor of confiscating people’s savings.