Let’s stop fooling around. Let us not be distracted by the succession of betrayals (the pacts with the pro-ETAR members of Bildu and the seditious of ERC, the position of the Sahara, the pardons for coup plotters and the suppression of the crime of sedition, among other affronts). Nor with the blunders with still incalculable consequences that border on prevarication, such as the law of only yes is yes, which has so far led to the release of more than a hundred sexual offenders and benefited more than a thousand convicts, and now because of the vote-trafficking that is on the way to the “pucherazo”.
Let’s go grind. The great community of neighbors called Spain accumulates a cyclopean debt. And what has our government done? Manage with austerity and reduce dependence on our creditors? Prepare for a scenario of high interest rates? To be an ant or a cicada?
Now that “sanchismo” is coming to an end, as the results of the municipal and regional elections will demonstrate, and its subsequent reply in the general elections – where it is impossible to win without having won the local ones first, and even less without the support of Andalusia, Madrid and, probably, the Valencian Community – it is time to see what it has cost us Spaniards to put their “resistance manual” into practice, basically, to cling to power over the common good, which is the very essence of politics.
Well, since Sánchez governs, he has placed each Spaniard, whether newborn or pensioner, no less than 7,000 additional euros in debt up to almost 32,000 euros per head. Yes, your newborn baby does not come with a loaf of bread under your arm but with 32,000 euros of debt.
Think about it when you go to vote with the siren songs of movie vouchers for seniors, “play station” checks for 400 sweets, half-price interrails and other railway discounts promised by the soap opera heartthrob.
All of this we will pay more than all of us. Sánchez will leave with a grimace after the monumental “simpa” that has slipped us.
And this with rising interest rates. New issues of debt securities have gone from 1.4% in 2021 to 3.3% in 2022 in the OECD as a whole. And we had better pay because, otherwise, we will starve. That defaulters are not trusted even at home.