June 18, 2013
Fernández to Scioli: saving in pesos 'won’t kill you'
Kirchnerite senator Aníbal Fernández expressed his support for the recent calls to pass a Public Ethics Law in the Buenos Aires province and asked Governor Daniel Scioli to pesify his dollar savings, estimated in $200,000.
The senator assured Scioli that “putting all his savings in a fixed-term deposit in pesos would be more profitable”.
“Come on man, work with us, it won’t kill you. You put your money in a fixed-term deposit and it gives you more money than you would get if you had it in dollars,” he stated.
His request comes after the Governor disclosed that he has over $200,000 dollars in a savings account, a result of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s criticism of his earlier refusal to provide such information to the press.
“When you’re a public person you must comply with such condition. You’re a public person for everything: when you go to the beach, when you’re out to lunch, you always behave as such. So your wealth must be public as well,” he added.
“My concern is not whether you have too much or too little. I’m not interested in class warfare like Communism was,” he concluded.