The obstacles of the Bolsonaro government to create the Citizen Income

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Without revealing values, Bolsonaro government announced its intention to create the Citizen Income program

Without informing what will be the value of the new benefit and the total cost of the program, the government of Jair Bolsonaro announced on Monday (09/28) the intention to create the Citizen Income as a substitute for Bolsa Família and the emergency aid that ends in December.

The little-detailed announcement came after months of anticipation surrounding the creation of a new cash transfer program, seen within the government as an important asset to maintain the president’s gain in popularity obtained after adopting emergency aid to protect Brazilians more the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

The delay in creating the new benefit – which originally would be called the Renda Brasil – stems from the difficulty of guaranteeing resources for a high-cost program at a time of fiscal crisis and expenses limited by the Ceiling of Expenses (rule that restricts the growth of expenses to inflation) ).

“We are looking for resources with fiscal responsibility and respecting the law of the ceiling. We want to show society, the investor, that Brazil is a reliable country,” stated Bolsonaro, after meeting with the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, government leaders in Congress and other parliamentarians to discuss the new program.

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