The General State Budgets of 2017 will overcome today its first step in the Congress with the rejection of the seven amendments to the totality that have presented the opposition parties thanks to the support that the Government has achieved Of the PNV, which guarantees 175 votes of the House.
After the first session of the debate in which Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro spoke yesterday and the spokespersons of the PSOE, Unidos Podemos and ERC, today will defend their amendments to the whole PDECAT, Compromises, EH Bildu and Nueva Canarias.
Citizens have justified their rejection of the amendments because the Budgets represent a “change of course” in the social policies and modernization of the country, while the PNV has put in value an agreement that includes not only the Basque quota but also the “Y Basque “electricity tariffs for industry and better coordination with the Ertzaintza.
UPN has highlighted its role in the “stability of Spain,” Forum Asturias has considered that they are good for the country and the Canarian Coalition has appealed to “consistency and responsibility.”
These supports, coupled with those of the PP, will allow the Government to gather the 175 votes needed to overcome the amendments of totality, but it will need one more to approve the Budgets at the end of its parliamentary process.
In yesterday’s session, Montoro defended “transitional” public accounts that do not include “neither the seventh heaven nor seven” biblical plots that will allow economic growth and job creation to advance, while guaranteeing social benefits.
Montoro has warned that the Budgets will keep the containment of spending despite requests from political groups and autonomous communities, because – as he has denounced – has managed to get out of the crisis caused by the “drunkenness of public spending” and some already intend “To go out and celebrate”.