The PS today accused the PSD of using a “steel roller” to vote against the budget before knowing the document, responding to the criticism of the Social Democrats who accused it of failing most of the opposition’s proposals.
In the debate in plenary this morning, which discussed the proposed amendments to the State Budget for 2023, the PSD and the PS exchanged arguments using the expression “steel roller” as a ‘weapon’, which has been attributed to the absolute majority.
“The steamroller of the socialist majority understands that the content of the proposals is not important. What is important is which bench they come from. The only ones that matter are the PAN and Livre deputies, in which they will make an attempt at line fishing”, said João Moura, PSD deputy.
The MP argued that “never, like now, the word given is not an honorable word, because what they stand for [PS] in the debates is different from what they vote”.
In the counterattack, the parliamentary leader of the PS, Brilhante Dias, ‘attacked’ the social democrats with the expression that has been used to criticize the absolute majority, considering that it was the PSD that used the “steamroller”, for having announced the “vote against before knowing the document”.
The socialist’s statements led the leader of the PSD parliamentary group, Joaquim Miranda Sarmento, to state that “the document is delivered on the 10th of October and the PSD gave its opinion on the 12th of October”.
As a counter-position, Brilhante Dias indicated that he would be “happy to make the statements of the PSD president reach PSD deputies”, which he thinks, he said, “bind” the party.