On Tuesday, the Social Democrat Party (PSD) accused the National Liberal Party (PNL) of “lie, scandal and demagogy”, claiming that Liberals are conducting a lying campaign by saying that the child allowances increased thank to them, and that they will increase because the Budget Law has been adopted with the votes of PSD, ALDE, UDMR and the Minorities.
“For several days, PNL is conducting a lying campaign by saying that child allowances increased thank to them! How can you claim you have increased the amount of money for children when you are voting against the law providing the increase, the 2019 Budget Law!? Truth is simple: Child allowances will increase because the Budget Law has been adopted with the votes of PSD, ALDE, UDMR and the Minorities. Anything else is just lie, scandal and demagogy” reads a post on the Social Democrat Party’s Facebook page.
On Friday, the Deputies’ Chamber adopted as the decisional body, the amendment of the Law on ceilings, which provides the increase of the budget deficit from 2.55% to 2.76%, in order to financially support the increase of child allowances.
Initially, PNL proposed that the financing source to increase the allowance should be the money from the surplus registered by the Social Insurance Budget. Liviu Dragnea proposed that money should be taken from increasing the budget deficit, because the PNL amendment providing that the financing will be done from the surplus of the pension budget is inapplicable.