"Some use the Constitution as a kind of weapon but they do not read it, they do not open it. We do not ask for more than that the Constitution be complied with which in its Article 31 says that the fiscal system must be progressive. Let's make a tax system in which the ones who have more, the more they pay, "Iglesias has defended.
The general secretary of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, has participated this morning in Vigo in a meeting with Rubén Pérez, Oriana Méndez, Xaquín Pastoriza and Estela Miller, candidates and candidates of the Tide of Vigo to the City Council.
Pablo Iglesias He has begun his speech inviting the audience to reflect on everything that has happened in the last five years in our country. "I want you to remember. Five years ago no one could think of anything different from the political bipartisanship. Five years ago it was unthinkable that a national political education vindicate plurinationality anywhere in the State. We have always told the truth and that in politics does not come free. When you say that the owners of the banks send more than the deputies, when you say that the owners of the media send more than the political representatives elected by the people, you are looking for very dangerous enemies. And despite how hard they have beaten us, we are closer than ever to being part of the State Government and having governments in town halls and autonomous communities of our country ».
The general secretary of Podemos has wanted to recall articles of the Constitution that are fundamental for democracy that are not being fulfilled in Spain. "Some use the Constitution as a kind of weapon but they do not read it, they do not open it. We do not ask for anything more than that the Constitution be complied with, which in its Article 31 says that the fiscal system must be progressive and not complied with. Let's make a tax system in which those who have more, more pay. That they pay what corresponds to them ", has detailed Churches.
To talk about the importance of democracy and the equality of opportunities guaranteed by the State when everyone complies with the Law, Iglesias began with a phrase by Nelson Mandela. "In democracy the son of a miner can become the director of the mine. The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that a girl born into a family without resources can study in a public school and be in life as she pleases. The difference between a dictatorship and a democracy is that, in a democracy, Anyone, regardless of their bank account, can go to a public hospital and be treated with the best means and by the best professionals and that will not depend on the charity of any millionaire, but on the State«.
On the other hand, Xaquin Pastoriza, candidate to the City Council of Vigo, has spoken that there are many things that have normalized in Vigo but also luckily the fight is one of those things. «Many inhabitants have to go out and look for a better future because unemployment is normalizing, but it's also normalizing that people fight. We have here today with us the firemen who are exposing their demands, and who ask for decent working conditions; like the telemarking workers; those of the shipyard of Vulcano; those of nursery schools; or the workers of Citroën. Those of us here have a lot in common. We have in common that we want another city model. A caretaking city where nobody is left behind »
On his turn, number two to the City Council, Oriana Méndez he recalled that «from the local there are alternatives against the policies of cuts and inequalitiesWe continue in 2019 because there are plenty of reasons to make this City Council a democratic and participatory space. We will build a collective reality ».
Finally, the candidate for mayor of Vigo, Rubén Pérez, has called for the loss of fear in Vigo "as the workers have done". And he adds: «we are going to work so that the Marea de Vigo builds a progressive left majority that conditions everything».
Wednesday, May 22, 2019