December 18, 2014
'No business leader should worry if doing things ok'
The federal government has ratified its support of a new supply law that has stirred up criticism by the private sector with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich saying the project aims at “penalizing” conducts that affect the “normal” functioning of trade activities.
Addressing reporters at the government house this morning, Capitanich considered the “voices” currently questioning the bill represent “concentrated powers” but not “small businessmen.” “It drives my attention how the voices of farmers never put themselves on the side of producers,” the head of ministers affirmed targeting monopoly-like positions of private-sector leaders.
“Without the regulatory capacity of the state, they would keep all the production,” Capitanich stated accusing opposition figures of being defending the interests of such “concentrated groups” as well.
“All the opposition is with the concentrated groups. Don’t tell people that they will defend the economy of Argentineans; let’s have them tell the truth, that they will destroy national middle and small companies,” the cabinet chief said.
“Once approved by Congress, laws are to be obeyed. No businessman should worry if he is doing things right. If he has employees (working under the) collective bargaining contract, it he pays salaries ok, if the promotes investment and has profitability,” he insisted adding that the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration “seeks to create the conditions for business leaders to invest and have profit” but in the context of “social responsibility” priorities.
“It can’t be that one gets all and all the rest loses.”