June 19, 2013
Opposition considers increase of income tax floor 'a mockery'
Members of the opposition considered the decision of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to increase the income tax floor by decree as a “mockery to the Congress, it’s embarassing.”
“I had already anticipated that the government preferred to avoid the debates at the Parliament to make it as an accomplishment of the Executive branch,” presidential pre-candidate of the Radical Party, Ricardo Alfonsín, assured.
He added that “they knew it was a proposal from the opposition and that the pro-government lawmakers would not pay the costs of voting against it at Congress.”
The candidate of the Civic Coalition, Elisa Carrió, said the official decision is “a shame, because the pro-government bloc hided in the last session and avoided to debate the bill.”
Proyecto Sur party’ presidential candidate, Ferando Pino Solanas, considered it “is unacceptable that, having the possibility of establishing the income tax floor by law, the President decides to take this decision in her office at the Government House.”