The helmsman of Christian democracy, Fuad Chahín, responded on Tuesday to the call made by the President Sebastián Piñera the Middle East, which has directly called for Falange parliamentarians to move forward in a Protocol of agreement for the pension reform, after which he signed the party leadership with the Government on the so-called modernization tributary.
Chahín – in conversation with The Cooperative Diary– noticed that first The executive must respect the agreed commitments This allowed for the approval of the idea of legislating the pension plan in the Chamber of Deputies with votes from DC.
"First the Government is the one that has to finish fulfilling its commitments in this regard, and to correct some aspects that we think should be improved, such as the creation of this public entity that was part of the CD commitment, that the additional contribution was not for the AFPs and is administered by a public entity with more freedom to take decisions, "he said.
In addition, the former deputy said that "we also need to respond to another compromise, how we incorporate solidarity. There are two ways forward to a universal pension, and another is via insurance, longevity, increase the pensions of current middle-class retirees. It is also safe for women to match their deteriorating pension situation. "
If these points are met, he said "we are the first ones interested in this progress"
In agreement for tax reform "we defend principles"
In the same, defended the protocol signed with the executive this weekend on the tax reform, for unlock reintegration, the "heart" of the project: "What is sought is to ensure that the framework in which the Government presents the indications is very well defined; it is not a guarantee for the government, but for our parliamentarians and SMEs, with whom we work, "he said.
Regarding DC's inner criticism of him, he stated that "some people are upset that our party has so much prominence, especially when SMEs say they are thanks to DC, and we were thanks to the mechanics. "
In this regard, Chahín stressed that "we defend principles (…) and each of the goals we set when we begin to analyze the reform, are achieved. We defend the principle of progressivity; the principle of not weakening the powers of the Federal Revenue Service, new anti-circumvention standards are strengthened and created. "
"We will free up the lives of almost 900 thousand SMEs that will benefit from the simplified tax system; we help middle class seniors, that they will have a reduction in the contributions; there is a special fund for the regions, "he added.
However, the president of DC warned the government that "the votes will be after the indications are in accordance with the established in the protocol ".
A situation that caused annoyance in the signing of the agreement with the Government for the tax reform was the appearance of President Piñera. "We were surprised and it was uncomfortable," Chahín acknowledged, criticizing that "in the end it bothers overexposure, want to kick the corners and wave, he always wants to win and eventually makes invisible what is really important, the presence of the top leaders of SMEs. "