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PT may fail at what it did best in public policy – 10/24/2022

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Leandro Ferreira*

In the 2018 election campaign, the idea of ​​a universal basic income was present in the program of the main candidates for the presidency of the republic. At that time, Marina Silva, Ciro Gomez, Guilherme Boulos, Lula (later Fernando Haddad) and even Jair Bolsonaro mentioned that they would improve the policy of that time towards increasing the number of beneficiaries with the potential to achieve universality.

The Covid-19 pandemic played a decisive role in proving this: a highway was opened for people to receive government benefits through Emergency help, shifting incomes previously restricted to the poorest to more than half of Brazil’s population. The result of this, although poorly planned and poorly designed, is Help for Brazil, with vast resources and more beneficiaries than the Bolsa Família, not least because of rising poverty. Complete this script ruling of the Federal Supreme Court of 2021 on the regulation of federal law 10.835/2004 on the basic income of a citizenwhich Bolsonaro, strictly speaking, did not do with Auxilio Brasil and can still be questioned in court.

For the 2022 election results, this issue is even more relevant. It is understood that Bolsonaro is using the advantage of being in government to try to change the course of elections with public money. Proof of this are the advance payments of benefits and, in particular, the party Auxílio Brasil. It is necessary to react as soon as possible at the political level, in addition to judicial measures.

There is a clear erosion of support for former President Lula among the poorest segments of the population: false information is actively circulating among the beneficiaries that the current 600 reais will return to the nominal level of the Bolsa Família (about 190 reais), the name of which PT does not name. surrenders in his communication and insinuations that his election will mean the end of the party, contrary to what those who need it want.

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Lula and PT, who received a well-deserved trophy for fighting poverty, correctly criticized the party. It is about the financialization of social policy and the opening of space for the market to become a provider of social policy. But what alternative is presented so far? The GOT proposal for a supplementary allowance for children aged 0-6 years has hardly had any impact and would not lead to a significant increase in the average allowance as long as it is within this range. Contrasting the possibility of having fixed, liquid, and secure capital in the hands of the poorest strata with the praise of past conventions and over-purposefulness does not seem to work.

An amount similar to that authorized by the consignee is used to settle rent arrears, bills or arrears, including in the informal market or between family members. Covers unexpected medical expenses during difficult times. It serves to improve living conditions from the door to the inside, through the acquisition of appliances and furniture. The liberal view believes that this resource is useful for creating or improving the conditions for the production of something that guarantees the family’s perpetual livelihood.

After all, it must be understood that the poorest also want and need access to the living conditions enjoyed by the upper classes, including access to credit. The problem is that in order to gain access to them, those who go through processes of vulnerability are exposed to the fury of the Bolsonaro government of the worst in the financial market. Interest on interest, which means not only worsening the financial future of these families, but also great risks for the whole society, which will see an increase in its army of debts. Even Milton Friedman, named on Bolsonaro’s program in 2018, would not bet on this path. The economist, idolized by liberals, some of them in government, understood that overcoming poverty meant promoting the common good, not predatory debt.

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It would be better to offer the beneficiaries of Auxílio Brasil a supplement capable of guaranteeing survival, depending on the composition of their family. This alternative can be combined with large annual payments that act as a loan but do not expose beneficiaries to the risks they pose.

Proposals to adjust income transfers are nothing new. The time to reformulate the hugely successful Bolsa Família program is now, as all public policies are in the process of being revised. It’s time to finally move to a basic income, universal and unconditional. This is a lesson learned from the pandemic and a consequence of the 2018 election. After all, the money in your pocket remains one of the most decisive factors in determining the outcome of an election. Bolsonaro knows this and is trying to win the game at home.

*Leandro Ferreira, BSc Public Policy Management USP, MA Public Policy UFABC. He leads the Brazilian Basic Income Network.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

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Deolan claims that he is rancid from Andre.

Today at dawn, during the holiday “Farm 2022″ (RecordTV) with the theme Baile da Corte, Deolan admitted that he once and for all rancid Andre.

“I’m rancid with Andre… Now I’m rancid with Andre,” the lawyer said in a conversation with Bia, Morango and Petala.

“These political talk, really… What a disgusting thing,” the blonde continued.

“He continues to rise above us. He gave you a blank! Have mercy on me,” commented Petala, referring to the dynamics recorded yesterday for “Programa do Faro” (RecordTV).

“Wow, the person who cries the least here is me! To say that I am crying is to want to seem real, because I am a fortress for everything they do here, ”said Deolan.

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PT MP proposes to ban the political use of the Brazilian flag

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MP Marcio Macedo (PT-SE) sent a bill to the House to ban the political use of Brazilian symbols such as the flag and anthem. According to the parliamentarian, the intention is to keep these representations from possible “wear and tear”.

In the letter, Macedo claims that the last election saw a simplification of the flag. The MP wants to ban the political manipulation of these symbols regardless of the party. That is, if the project is approved, the presidential government Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) could not include the flag or anthem in presidential advertisements.

This is what we have seen lately in elections, when certain groups use national symbols to stir up division among Brazilians, promote hatred, division and fake news, even to apologize for the Nazism that Brazil was so heroically involved in defeating on European soil, under the rule of the mantle of our flag

The text was sent on November 8 and talks about the importance of the flag for peace and unity, referring to the arrival of the World Cup in Qatar.

Politicization of national symbols intensified under the president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and several of his supporters go to the polls using the colors of the flag to signify their preferences.

With the election of Lula, the left is trying to bring back the Brazilian symbols, especially during the World Cup. It has become popular to personalize the uniforms of choice and tones related to the flag, with red stars and numbers 13 to indicate their support for the elected government and their opposition to Bolsonaro.

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The meeting of the ANC Executive Committee (NEC), which was supposed to discuss the future of party president Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon, has been postponed after brief consultations on the Phala Phala saga and is expected to meet again on Sunday.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s political future remains in doubt after a meeting of the ANC’s executive committee, convened amid calls for the resignation of a president accused in a parliamentary report of violating his oath, was postponed.

National Chairman of the ANC Gwede Mantashe, who was present at the first consultations of the NEC, believes that the country will plunge into chaos if the president resigns. In turn, the Acting Secretary General of the ANC, Paul Mashatile, says that at the meeting of the ANC executive committee it was not discussed whether President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his intention to resign.

In recent days, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, 70, who succeeded Jacob Zuma in 2018 with an anti-corruption postulate in South Africa, has found himself in a quandary after a parliamentary commission released a Monday report on Wednesday saying he may have violated the anti-corruption laws of his country.

According to this document, the South African head of state concealed from the police and tax authorities an alleged robbery attempt that took place in 2020 at his Phala Phala property, located in the north-east of the country.

Under the terms of a complaint filed in June last year by Ramaphosa’s political opponent, $580,000 worth of bills were found hidden in sofa cushions in one of the rooms of the house, located on the presidential property. Sources close to Ramaphosa claim that the banknotes correspond to the sale of cattle to a Sudanese businessman for cash.

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Faced with the scandal unleashed by these revelations, Parliament, in which the ANC has a majority, may have to decide next Tuesday on the possible launch of a process to remove the South African president.

This case occurs when only two weeks are left before the meeting at which the ANC will decide who will be its new president and, accordingly, the next head of state, if the opposition party wins in 2024. organization of early elections.

It should be remembered that the ANC has been in power in South Africa since 1994, after the first free elections in the country, which brought the historic anti-apartheid leader and ANC President Nelson Mandela to power.

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