With numbers in hand, Governor Axel Kicillof came out at the crossroads of what he denounced as an operation in order to “degrade democracy by spreading lies, avoiding any serious debate, with figures and arguments.” On the cover of its Sunday edition, the newspaper La Nación published a story stating that the current management of the government of the Province of Buenos Aires would end its term incorporating “45,755 public employees.”
“When we took office, we found a state that was backward, dismantled, absent and incapable of providing services and guaranteeing rights,” said the president through a twitter thread in which he listed the work to carry out the challenge of building 114 new educational buildings, tripling intensive therapy beds, advance with 12,000 penitential places under construction, and more than 10,000 homes. In fact, advancing in the analysis, he assured that Buenos Aires is one of the provinces with the least number of positions in the public administration, ranking only above Córdoba and Santa Fe. “The obsession with the number of workers in our Province is only electoral and partisan”, he assured.
Using public data, Kicillof assured that there are 38,000 new workers authorized by the 2021 and 2022 budgets, who were voted for by the ruling party and opposition in the provincial Legislature. “There are 18,000 Security, 12,000 Education, 4,000 Justice (mainly in the Penitentiary Service) and 4,000 Health,” she explained.
“Agree: they agree with opening more schools, more hospitals, adding more patrol cars, expanding prisons. But they protest because in those schools it is necessary to put teachers, teachers, directors and assistants; and so with everything, ”said the governor who assured that his administration is“ managing to ensure millions of Buenos Aires citizens their right to the future ”.
Pointing to the opposition, Kicillof also pointed out that “while they oppose adding more health, education and security, they hope that the Court will rule in favor of Larreta while maintaining the privilege that Macri had given him,” referring to the funds that the government of Cambiemos transferred to the City with the argument of the transfer of the police to the Buenos Aires administration and that it is estimated at 86 billion pesos.
“The Court takes resources from all the provinces and improperly messes with the co-participation system. For this reason, 19 governors rejected this new meddling by Justice in an area that is not theirs. It seems that the goal is for the richest city in the country to become even richer,” said the man from Buenos Aires.