March 10, 2014
Kicillof warns about the 'rancid syrup of neoliberalism'
With a pro-dialogue but firm stance, the Economy Minister participated today in the 19th Annual Assembly of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA). Axel Kicillof called business leaders to “resign to manuals that propose the rancid syrup of neoliberalism” as he affirmed there are no “economic models” that involve “no tensions.”
“We have to work together, we have to listen to us, we have to propose; but neoliberalism’s manuals are not what we need,” the recently appointed official said while defending the government’s economic agenda.
“It is a lie that there are models free of tensions. That model that they want to impose to us is the one that wants to shrink the state, adjust the economy, reduce salaries, get into debt. That model failed, it is the rancid syrup of neoliberalism and all of us who are here know which its results are,” Kicillof insisted addressing private-sector representatives at a Buenos Aires city hotel to mark the UIA’s annual gathering.
According to the minister, the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration has proved that “it is possible to grow and at the same time distribute (wealth).” The Kirchnerite model, for Kicillof, is not based on “starving workers or leaving them without rights.”