Transition PEC: the debate on social spending and fiscal responsibility; listen to podcast

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Lula’s transition team (PT) presented to Congress this Wednesday (16) the text suggestion of the PEC (Proposed Amendment to the Constitution) that creates an exception to the spending ceiling that allows the future president to pay for the Brazil of R$600 and other social benefits. The benefit should be renamed Bolsa Familia.

The PT considers the so-called Transition PEC fundamental for Lula to be able to fulfill campaign promises. The text was presented at a time when the PT is being asked by critics and market agents not to lose sight of fiscal responsibility by increasing social spending.

The project draft does not set a necessary amount to fund the actions of the new government, but estimates indicate the need for R$ 175 billion to finance Bolsa Família next year. The text does not establish a time limit for the cost of benefits outside the cap.

In this Thursday’s episode (17), Café da Manhã talks with Idiana Tomazelli, a reporter for Sheet in Brasilia. She explains the debate on social spending and fiscal responsibility in the elected government and analyzes the difficulties that Lula will have in fulfilling campaign promises without neglecting the public accounts.

The audio program is published on Spotify, streaming service partner of Sheet in the initiative and which specializes in music, podcast and video. You can listen to the episode by clicking above. To access the application, just register for free.

Breakfast is published from Monday to Friday, always at the beginning of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Magê Flores and Angela Boldrini, with production by Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is by Thomé Granemann.

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