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“Hoarder, discretionary and opaque”: the Federalist Alliance rejected the cut of 182,000 million pesos to states and municipalities

Federalist Alliance criticized the PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista) Federalist Alliance criticized the PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista)

The Federalist Alliance, made up of 10 governors of the so-called opposition parties, accused that for the Expenditure Budget of the Federation (PEF) of 2021 there is a cut of 182,000 million pesos to states and municipalities.

Through a Twitter post, the so-called rebel governors signed in a letter that the damage will be distributed throughout the republic, not just in the states they govern.

“The damage that the PEF 2021 will cause is not to ten states and their municipalities; it is everyone, without exception. The #AlianzaFederalista shares its position regarding the recent approval of said project “, they expressed.

First part of the text of the Federalist Alliance against PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista) First part of the text of the Federalist Alliance against PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista)

The document criticized the actions of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in the Chamber of Deputies, as well as its allied parties: the Labor Party (PT), the Social Encounter Party (PES) and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM). for having approved the project presented by the Federal Executive, represented by Arturo Herrera, head of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).

The cuts to federalized spending, which are those resources that are decentralized to the states and municipalities so that they solve priorities in terms of education, health, social infrastructure, public security and their financial strengthening, present a cut of 182,000 million for all entities, not just for the Federalist Alliance”, The document reads by the title of Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, Miguel Riquelme, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, José Rosas Aispuro, Silvano Aureoles, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, José Ignacio Peralta, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, Javier Corral and Martín Orozco.

This is due to the fact that the budget program voted by the federal deputies and written by the federal Executive is characterized, unlike the PEF 2020, by a greater allocation of resources to the social programs of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration, a reduction to the resources of the states and also a cut to the Legislative and Judicial Powers and autonomous bodies such as the National Electoral Institute (INE) or the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH). However, in the text, they also assured that there is opacity and discretion in the use of resources.

Second part of the text of the Federalist Alliance against PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista) Second part of the text of the Federalist Alliance against PEF 2021 (Photo: Twitter / @AFederalista)

The centralization of resources and their monopolistic, discretionary and opaque use puts at risk the virtuous circle represented by local projects and synergies. The resources belong to all of our peoples, not just the federal government. The states of the Federalist Alliance have always demonstrated solidarity through productivity, therefore we expected a reciprocal treatment, which corresponds to our participation in economic activity and collection, otherwise the economic and social impact will be irreversible “, they estimated local leaders.

It should be noted that the Federalist Alliance was born in March of this year as a brotherhood of governors who would establish an agenda in health matters before the arrival of COVID-19 in Mexico; but nevertheless, in a few months it became an opposition group to AMLO with an economic political agenda in which the priority is to review the so-called fiscal pact, so that the redistribution of the resources produced by those 10 states is revalued for the local administration.

This movement was branded by López Obrador as an electoral strategy, since the fiscal pact has been in force since 2007 when Felipe Calderón, from the National Action Party (PAN), he was president and the midterm elections of the Q4 administration are coming; however, the governors of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Durango, Michoacán, Jalisco, Colima, Guanajuato, Chihuahua and Aguascalientes have flatly denied it.

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