Austerity consists, according to our politicians, in tightening the belt of others. Why, Rodriguez Zapatero first cuts have come from freeze pensions, cut the salary of civil servants, reduce pharmaceutical spending and cut benefits of the dependency law. Then, to groom the slaughter said be in bullfighting terms senior members of the Administration also wages have fallen. That debt reduction is fine, their European colleagues have been told to our economic Vice, Elena Salgado, but 11,000 million savings must be added other 8,000. Where get them from?: the autonomous communities and the municipalities. Read more here: Ray Dalio. The numbers do not lie. If true the clipping remains to be seen, some 550 million correspond to the Valencian Community.
In a brilliant game of legerdemain, Gerardo Camps announced that it rebanaria 305 million 2010 budgets by various concepts. Is it credible promise it? At least it's difficult compliance a Consell that during the first quarter of this year has increased its debt a 16.2 per cent, reaching 15.1% of GDP, and considers secret substantial public expenditure, including charged of CACSA by Santiago Calatrava. Then, at least on paper, the accounts always end up square thanks to skillful accounting artifice that does not question the accounts receivership. In this cruel world, no supervisory agency puts in doubt nothing. Deficits of Greece and Hungary, the same that Arthur Andersen said that Enron was going like a motorcycle days before its bankruptcy and that Price Waterhouse gave good balance of Banesto same eve of its intervention by the Bank of Spain could as well be camouflage.
That is, we should not trust us. But, there are or there are no sites where save? Believing to some rigorous studies, only to eliminate administrative duplication resulting from the State of the autonomies 24,000 million; it would save i.e. 2.4% of GDP National: more than double of what was promised by Zapatero to the EU. The modest scale of our community, we have 37 companies public budgets and probably another hundred out of them, onerous and unnecessary in most cases. Is permissible, for example, the cost of Canal Nou, so fired as of any of the other 25 public television channels existing in Spain? Castilla y Leon not simply a channel of public ownership, with the savings that this entails. But there is more. It is logical that the city councils of the three provincial capitals and their respective territorial used 294 advisers at a cost of 12.2 million a year? As little preparations are elected politicians? Do the thousands of officers who have had to overcome an opposition as incompetent displayed? Only to dispense with the contracted to finger politicians without profession or benefit, relatives and proteges us avoid having to withdraw that money from somewhere else. Speaking of territorial, does are essential these? in the administrative organization of today day? Large municipalities do not need them, and small, if you agrupasen and share services as proposed by the conseller Rafael Blasco, could also ignore them and waste involved. You see, therefore, that there are many fabric to cut and, given meager in this space, you have to continue to do it another day.