Reuters has today posted a useful video highlighting the rising unemployment in Spain, with a brief summary of the proposed Government budget for 2012.
The Partido Popular has this morning outlined that their electoral campaign for November’s general election will centre on job creation, and they have sought to highlight how the governing PSOE lacks the political will to do the same.
At a press conference this morning, PP spokesman Esteban González Pons said: “Our intention is that the jobs that have been lost are recreated during the next parliament, and I think it should be obligatory for everyone to aspire to the same thing.”
He went on to criticise the socialist party for not aiming to create jobs. “Wanting to create jobs,” he added, “is the most natural and the best thing – and it is what the Spanish people are calling for. It seems indecent to me that a political party can present itself for election without saying that they aspire to help all the unemployed who have lost their jobs”.
Pons also used his press conference to take a swipe at the PSOE over the debate about re-imposing the Wealth Tax, saying that it was not the PP which called it “obsolete”, but rather the PSOE themselves who took it away, and now wish to reinstate it.
“The Spanish people do not need more taxes”, Pons explained. “Spain needs reform, not just Government taking more money from the pockets of citizens.”