April 17, 2014
'Don't kill the goose that laid the golden eggs,' CFK tells business leaders
In her first public appearance in the province of Buenos Aires since the 2013 primaries elections and October’s head surgery she was forced to undergo, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called for the contribution of economic players to help those who still have less. “I hope for those Argentineans who are a little bit better that the rest collaborate so that we go on this way.”
President Kirchner visited the Buenos Aires province locality of Florencio Varela where she officially presented the first groups of youngsters who will benefit from the PROGRESAR program that involves a 600-pesos cash payment to 18-24 year olds.
“What do I expect from those who don’t need the plan, the effort that we all do because these are state public funds, from traders, providers? Because these kids will have to buy supplies (to study), books,” the head of state said as he went on to introduce the case of a businessman in the Mar del Plata City, the owner of a stationary store chain, who decided not to raise his prices ahead of the beginning of classes in March.
“I bet for this Argentina that includes us, where we are all playing for these kids to continue with their professional development. I expect that the Argentineans who are a little bit better than the rest collaborate so that we continue this way,” the president stated in a message that was broadcast live on the television and radio.
This was the frist time Ms. Kirchner comes publicly in the province commanded by Governor Daniel Scioli since October last year, when she underwent a head surgery to have a blood clot removed only some weeks ahead of the PASO primaries elections.
Prior to her statements about the PROGRESAR program, the head of state said that the steel and cement production reached record rates in 2013. “That is why we ask all price makers, all distributors, don’t kill the goose that laid the golden eggs which has allow them even to invest abroad. This is not solidarity, it is being smart”, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner warned.