1. Realize yourself today as a new leadership of the PSD. For the majority of the majority after the legislative nobody and lost after the legislative laws PS got to these absolutes, months ago the opposition ‘if distant to meres’, Rio finally understood the meres, because Rio did not understand them clearly because soon after the a deep defeat.
Be that as it may, Montenegro and Moreira da Silva will dispute that leadership today, after one of the most lukewarm and sleepless campaigns in my memory. Candidates that the voting public barely knows, there was, incomprehensibly, a debate between them, sadness that this choice was ‘off’.
It could be said that everyone knows the two PSD candidates, but I would even venture to say that 80% of the people have no idea who they are, what they do. Also those who are unaware of them and for whom the candidates will not show themselves, will objectively be ‘nothing’ for whom the PSD elects. Half of your young devotees with IL today (PS) and another PSD surprise for IL in between.
Hence, these two months of hibernation after the four PSDs, mainly due to the merits of Rio, became a reason for agitation after the militants, transmitting a motivation for change abroad. The debates would have the media publicizing the candidates, the ‘orange’ nation would gain hope arising from constant visibility in the ‘media’. The choice was the party that will do it differently and the semi-clandestine party from which the candidate for opposition leader will emerge.
In this period so much has happened and it seems that for the PSD nothing has happened. Can anyone protect any relevant intervention from any of its leaders on the war in Ukraine or on the elevation of memory or on the Metadata Law or even on the tax burden that affects work in Portugal? All the comments by Rio Costa (and Marcelo) in bolandas, daily on television about everything and nothing, are reserved for the reform and the putative candidates to limit themselves to interviews with little or no reach in public visibility.
So let’s wait for the new (official) leader of the opposition, Montenegro or Moreira da Silva. If it were a Formula 1 race, I would say that the winner of this qualifying round would start on the last row of the starting grid and, to get ahead, he would often have to overtake, on a winding track where those in the front row (Costa ) have long since slipped away.
The Parliament will be four years of hard work, but in the midst of difficulties, who will win knowing that he will be a leader of the first water in so much (Mota Pino) who, in the midst of so much difficulty, has already promised to be someone who will do shadow Costa in the debates with the Government.
2. According to studies carried out by the OECD, the tax burden on models in the country last year affected 41.8%, well above the average of the 38 countries that belong to the Organization, which stands at 34.6%. It remains to be added that we are in 10th position according to the published news.
I consider this an exaggeration, but the majority of the Portuguese people are resigned, I would say ‘anesthetized’. For salary reasons in this inflationary environment, there is a contestation that is felt across society, but people are not aware of an increase in the tax burden. They (rightly) discuss the need to increase wages, mainly due to the influence of the CGTP to mobilize, by orders of the PCP, as State companies for strikes and street fights, but taxation is never different, perhaps accepted as a social inevitability, perhaps because it is inherent to the socialism from which the contestations start.
3. The situation is, by the way, much worse than I say. The public in the last years of the PSD the launch of the role of the (alternative) contestation arrives and IL, to the government we surrender to the current ‘no way out’. In recent years, reformist policies have not been envisaged, which could, in the long run, bring greater splendor to the economy as a structuring investment power and/or civil service reforms, reflections of a comfortable PS in the absence of an alternative that guarantees governance.
Even today, the growth of tourism seems to be the main desire of regulators as an immediate driver of wealth creation (and GDP growth). Industry, relevantly and for the time being international security risks, has a seasonal security risk and a security from the natural consequences of employment. When revenue is scarce, costs must be reduced and if the Bloc did it for the voter, it will be a critical result that it will never be able to do either.
Hence, all of Minister Costa Silva’s ideas for promoting employment that the Minister for new energy sources such as hydrogen, or the construction of gas-fired energy for Europe, will be absolutely essential. They should be nationals cherished by all political projects, to be worked together to provide the country with new solutions for a better future for the latest generations.
Because there’s no turning back. The declines in the rankings of European countries are a consequence of the (socialist) policies followed in recent years. The (legitimate) social contestation that we will go into in the near future should also include ‘combats’ that include the creation of greater national wealth for later distribution. It will be said that the vision (and mission) of the left is to fight for workers’ rights, with the right competing to create wealth so that the left can then contest a distribution. We continue like this, with this very reductive role of the left and worse than the certainty of never leaving the ‘crooked strain’ is a certainty that we will see Portugal continue to fall in the European rankings.