Every Madrilenian will perceive 117 euros less than a Catalan from the General State Budgets approved by the Pedro Sánchez Government. A comparative grievance that the Government of the Community of Madrid has attributed to a “punishment” to the region for being presided over by the popular Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
Catalonia will receive from the accounts approved by socialists and powers 2,430.74 million of euros – counting on the 200 million that the Executive has to pay to the Generalitat in compliance with a judgment of the Supreme Court -, while the Community of Madrid will receive 1,151.46 million of euros, that is, 1,279 million less than the region governed by the independentista Pere Aragonès.
But Catalonia is not the only autonomous community that will receive more money from Sánchez than Madrid, despite the fact that it accounts for 14% of the population and 19% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but both Andalusia as the Valencian Community they will also receive more than this budget. Specifically, Andalusia will receive 2,267.07 million, while the State will invest in the Valencian Community 1,208.61 million, thus leaving Madrid in fourth place in this ranking with 8.9% of total investments, 1 , 1% less than last year, compared to the 17.2% that Catalonia will receive in 2022.
In this way, distributed by population, each Madrilenian will receive 170 euros of Sánchez, 117 euros less than the Catalans, who will receive 287 euros. All this, despite the fact that the Community of Madrid contributes 6,000 million euros to the financing of another 12 autonomous communities, almost triple that of Catalonia and about 13 times more than other communities like the Balearic Islands.
Something that, according to the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Community of Madrid, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, “Highlights the damage that this government represents for Madrid.”
«It is an obvious punishment to Madrid by Pedro Sánchez and his Government through the General State Budgets. This also highlights how ridiculous are the speeches that talk about Madrid having some kind of privilegeI hear and live at the expense of others when it is not like that. Madrid is not well treated by the financing system or when it comes time to make investments that ultimately affect the quality of life of citizens, “said the counselor of the branch.
The Minister of Finance, Maria Jesus Montero, tried to explain this dilemma in a press conference after delivering the General State Budget Bill to Congress, in which he pointed out that the distribution of investment is set out in two headings, one specific to each territory and the other ” not regionalizable “, which includes the infrastructures that affect more than one region, a section that has a” very important impact on the Community of Madrid “as it is a transport node.