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September 19, 2020
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PSD after Iohannis’s criticism: He proves again he understands nothing of the economy and the budget of the secret services is his sole concern. He should continue doing what he has been doing so far, namely nothing, and should stop throwing monkey wrenches into the economy

Following the criticism that President Iohannis has levelled, regarding the cutting of the secret services’ budgets, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) has stated that he proves once again that he understands nothing of the economy and the budget of the secret services is his sole concern. In what concerns the President’s statements regarding the funds earmarked for the political parties, the Social Democrats remind him that he promulgated without objections the law on the financing of political parties.

“Iohannis proves once again that he understands nothing of the economy and the budget of the secret services is his sole concern. The reality is that these services have squandered huge funds in order to put into practice the illegal and unconstitutional protocols. And instead of throwing away enormous sums on the unhealthy practices of the secret services, we should allocate more money for the health of Romanian children. It is surprising that President Iohannis is criticising the law on the financing of parties, which he promulgated without anything to object… especially since some supplementations were proposed precisely by the party that supports him now in the presidential elections,” the Social Democrats state, posting a video titled “Monkey-wrench Iohannis strikes again.”

Likewise, according to the PSD, “even though he was mayor, Iohannis does not understand anything when it comes to the Government’s allocations for local communities.”

They explain that the new budget’s essential principle is decentralisation, namely the transfer of some social services from the Government, featuring expenditures of 6.3 billion, accompanied however by supplementary allocations worth 11.4 billion from VAT revenues.

“So, it’s in the green, not in the red. Iohannis should continue doing what he has been doing so far, namely nothing, and should stop throwing monkey wrenches into the national economy,” the PSD concludes.

On Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis criticised Liviu Dragnea’s proposal to cut the budgets of the secret services in order to earmark higher funds for healthcare, stating that, through a cynical gesture, the PSD President puts national security in opposition to the health of the citizens. Iohannis accused that only a petty and irresponsible politician could inoculate this idea, proposing that, if he declares himself so preoccupied with the health of Romanians, Dragnea should supplement the healthcare budget with money allocated to political parties. Iohannis called on Parliament to revert to the initial budget allocations, proposed by the Government and approved within the Supreme Defence Council (CSAT).

 

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