This Sunday, the president Sebastián Piñera unveiled a Protection Plan for the Middle Class, which includes four programs.
Soft loans COVID Middle Class, postponement of the payment of dividend of mortgage loans, extension subsidy lease for the middle class and the Credit with State Guarantee they are part of the measures announced by the Executive.
This plan has generated various reactions from the political world. While some like the president of the PPD, Heraldo Muñoz, consider that “the solution cannot be indebtedness ”, others like Andrés Allamand (RN) indicate that “It is much better than withdrawing AFP funds”.
One of the most critical was the deputy Giorgio Jackson (RD), who in conversation with CNN Chile, He said that “one of the measures is a subsidy, while the others insist on the logic of indebtedness.”
The parliamentarian indicated that this program “it feels more like a burden and a sentence, than a protection. ”
“The government believes that it is protecting the middle class by increasing its level of indebtedness. And the truth is that hundreds of families, before the coronavirus, was just at the end of the month with what they were earning, “he said.
Jackson assured that the main victims of this crisis are the workers and it seems that “We were in a false dilemma: either we withdraw the funds from the AFP or a soft debt system is established, and nobody raises the issue that the IFE measures should be increased”.
On the other hand, he opined that “The government’s proposal on the withdrawal of pension funds is hunger for today and hunger for tomorrow”.
The deputy proposes “a substitute, but with a higher ceiling” at the IFE: “The ceiling today is $ 400,000 and we think that it could easily reach $ 600,000 covering many extra families.”