Last Tuesday, the former President of Mexico show us how to be both, diplomatic and overwhelming. While Trump is claiming for a wall to keep Latinos out. Obrador is building a wall of progress between the US and México. In order to solve immigration issues generated by caravans of immigrants from Central América and all over the world trying to cross the Mexican-US border. The Fourth Lopezobradorista Transformation is already underway and one of its essential characteristics is the strengthening of social programs that benefit millions of people nationwide. In the act, in which he was accompanied by the Secretary of Economy, Graciela Márquez Colín, the President pointed out that some voices opposed to this program warned a decrease in the collection in the region, but assured that on the contrary, it will be achieved economic growth in that area.
The ceremony was presided by the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the presence of the Governor of the State, Francisco Arturo Vega de Lamadrid, in the company of the Secretary of Economy, Graciela Márquez Colín. This event took place on January 6, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Domo room of the Hotel Lucerna, Zona Río, in Tijuana, Baja California.
“I do not think it will stop raising that amount, I think so, at the beginning we will have to support and that will be fiscal stimulus, but in the medium and long term we will increase growth in the border area of the three, five, six percent and that will mean more income, more work, more welfare and more collection for the Public Treasury”.
In the act, which also attended the Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, the federal executive argued that the current government strengthens the rule of law, so
“Things have changed, we will all act with righteousness, we all go to behave well, you will not see false billings, you will not allow tax evasion, we will be taking care so that these irregularities do not occur”.
López Obrador explained that the decision was taken to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) to eight percent and explained that transferring that decrease to the benefit of the consumer, “depends on the market, but already on the fact that entrepreneurs, merchants, all those who pay VAT do not have to pay 16 but eight percent is already a benefit, this in one way or another must be reflected in improvements to the final consumer “. Remembering that there will also be a reduction in Income Tax (ISR) noted that another advantage is that “we can maintain the same fuel prices here in Tijuana as in California; that the prices of gasoline, diesel, gas, light, which costs the same and becomes a reality are already agreed upon”.
Likewise, López Obrador called on businessmen and investors to contribute to the wage increase in this region, “if they are going to have fewer taxes, cheaper inputs; It can be done without there being imbalances to increase the minimum wage, in this case, to double, 177 pesos is the new salary at the border, that helps a lot “. In this regard, he stressed that “the strengthening of cultural, moral and spiritual values is required; we want businessmen, investors, like those here in Baja California, in Tijuana, with a social dimension, with a civic dimension and they have demonstrated it “. The federal president added, also accompanied by the person in charge of the stimulus programs for the border strip, Pedro Romero Torres-Torrija, that this program will be evaluated every three months, reason why he announced that he will return to the entity and it will be sought that in the next meeting the evaluation will be carried out through direct participation and a dialogue with the different actors.
On the other hand, López Obrador referred to the theft of fuel that came to represent 60 billion pesos a year and said that was allowed for 19 years. “They are very powerful vested interests, nothing but the law nothing, and above the law no one, now there is rule of law, there is no state of crook, then they are there pressing, weighing that we will overcome; They do not want to play the defeated, because the law will triumph and justice will triumph, “he warned. In that sense, the president considered that the country lacked a good government to become a power because Mexico has great economic potential, natural wealth and a working people, one of the world’s most hard-working. In addition, López Obrador ratified his support for the governor of the entity, “that is why I am pleased that he is here expressing his decision to help and work together, the governor of Baja California, which will always be respected by the federal government, supported.” That is how politics should work in the US.