The president of the PSD, Luis Montenegro, guaranteed this Monday in Porto that he will not “do the trick” of making the PS “comment every day” on what is happening in that party and that he is “focused on the future” from the country.
“To be honest, I am not going to burden the Socialist Party with commenting every day on what is being said about the Socialist Party from one side and the other. “I am focused on the future of the country, on the people, on whom it is the desires that the Portuguese citizens, frustrated by their vote in the last parliamentary elections, want to see resolved.” said Luís Montenegro at the end of a meeting at the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs.
Faced with Prime Minister António Costa’s accusation against the President of the Republic that he lacked common sense to prevent a political crisis, the PSD leader refused to comment: “The comment that deserves me is that Portugal must create more prosperity, there must be more citizen-friendly taxation, there must be less stifling in companies so that they can invest,” he replied.
Luis Montenegro chose to raise the position of Portugal in the European Union because the country “does not always have to be at the tail end of Europe”.
“Why does Portugal always have to be at the tail end, why are we not able to be on the front line, why are we not able to set the goal that Portugal will stop being a beneficiary of funds and become contributors to Europe?” he asked.
According to the social democratic leader, “that is what people want from a party that wants to rule the country.”
Asked about other issues of the current political crisis that has led to the fall of the socialist government with an absolute majority, Montenegro has chosen to highlight some of the PSD’s objectives in the field of the economy.
“Frankly, today I am focused on being able to say that it is necessary to reduce the IRS for the middle class, that it is necessary to stimulate productivity, by exempting a margin of income from contributions and taxes that has to do with performance bonuses and the availability for It is important that young Portuguese know that until the age of 35 they will pay a third of the IRS than what they would normally pay, that they can project their lives with predictability on a scale of 10, 15, 20 years ” he emphasized.