“It will place agricultural sector businessmen in a warlike position.”

After official deputy José Luis Espert called for a “budgetary revolt” in the province of Buenos Aires, an initiative approved by President Javier Mille, the nation's interior minister, Guillermo Francosannounced that Buenos Aires' rural real estate tax hike would put “on hands” sector and will be similar to the recalled Resolution 125, which established a scheme of sliding tariffs for exports of soybeans, wheat and corn.

“Manufacturers are on fire. Kitsilof's real estate tax is 125 of a kind Do you remember when the rural conflict started in 2008? Well, he is going to put them to all the agricultural businessmen in the province of Buenos Aires in a hug– said Francos.

In a dialogue with Radio La Red, the national official claimed that “There was never any rapprochement with Kitsilof“because “the positions are absolutely contradictory between Kitsilof and the government”.

“There were talks, but we hardly find points of agreement because they have very different ideas about the country we want. We want a country in freedom, and that's what we're working for, but Kitsilof wants the opposite, he wants a country with high regulations, high taxes, a state that rules everything and does everything wrong,” Francos said.

In this regard, the minister responsible for building bridges with the governors assured that they will not be able to agree on the vision of the country with the president of Buenos Aires. “It is very difficult to force Governor Kitsilof to accompany such a process as the president is carrying out, and of course he severely criticizes it,” he noted.

“The president is criticizing Kitsiloff because the only way he has to pay for spending in the province is to drastically increase taxes,” said the Home Affairs portfolio leader.

In late December 2023, the Buenos Aires legislature sanctioned Kitsilof's proposed 2024 Tax Law, which would increase real estate taxes. Controversies between producers and the government of the state of Buenos Aires over the increase of rural real estate continue.

“For the rural property tax, the rates set by the Legislature provide a deduction for virtually all property owners except 2,000 people whose property has a market value of more than $3 million,” Kitsiloff said. social networks.

As explained by the Ministry of Agrarian Development, the law approved by the legislative body of Buenos Aires provided for a 300% increase in the tax base, but there were segmentations. Thus, the maximum increases set by the rule regarding the rate of tax payable in 2023 are as follows: 180% from USD 3,544,400 to USD 8,127,288 inclusive; 190% between $8,127,288 and $19,986,324; 200% tax value from $19,986,324 to $198,940,000. The tax cap above $198,940,000 is 300%.


The expert, who sparked controversy by calling for the tax to be “confiscating”, doubled down on his bet this Wednesday. “This is who we PBA producers are. On the basis of war. It's not that we don't want to pay taxes. We don't want to be robbed,” he wrote on X, sharing Franco's statements.

That statement by the expert, like the call for a tax revolt he made on Saturday, was shared by President Javier Mille, who revised the message.

The May Agreement and the response to “threats of unemployment”.

In another part of the interview, Frankos considered that The May agreement should be “promoted in every possible way”.regardless of whether the Basic Law is upheld or not, because “the search for political agreement makes sense “It will give Argentinians peace of mind that the political leadership, despite its different nature, is able to agree on some key issues.”

When asked about the possibility of CGT calling for a new general strike, the official answered:Whatever strike they want, let them do it, call for it, let them threaten it. “What the president has is a tremendous belief in what the Argentine people have entrusted to him, which is to fight inflation, and he is going to do it at any cost, even at the cost of his personal political capital.”

“No one is unaware that we are living in difficult times, we have been in government for 3 months and they have already had a general strike, some individual strikes, constant strike threats, they should ask themselves why never. stopped a government that led to more than 1000 percent inflation over 4 years, which created this economic and social crisis,” the minister shot.

And he concluded. “We are experiencing realignment and also very difficult times, because it is clear. There is a very high segment of the population that lives very narrowly., adapting every day. “It will take a few more days, maybe two or three months, before the situation starts to improve.”

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