September 20, 2014
Kicillof on family allowances: ‘We need to distribute to grow’
In a joint press conference with ANSES executive director Diego Bossio, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof discussed the Presidential announcement on a 40% increase in child welfare benefits and pointed out the importance “to distribute in order to grow".
"Distribution is the policy that has allowed the government to have the growth rates it has had,” The Minister said during a press briefing where he discussed the “myths and lies regarding ANSES funds and allowance transfer”
The Kirchnerite official stressed that “allowances are not charity”. Instead, he described them as a way to “work for the economy to keep growing”.
He also highlighted that that growth benefits "Argentineans' pockets" and represents a 0.5 GDP increase.
In turn, Diego Bossio said over a million children -60% of national child population- now benefit from State allowances. “This is an historic record,” he said and explained that the welfare benefits increase “impact not only on the most vulnerable sectors, but also in society as a whole”.