The mayor of Manaus (AM), David Almeida (Avante), fired today at President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and at Economy Minister Paulo Guedes for, according to him, “not defending the jobs” of workers in the Manaus Free Zone. . In a speech, Almeida declared that he is evangelical and was Bolsonaro’s voter in 2018, but asked the population to charge him for jobs and for keeping Guedes in government.
After a long back-and-forth, the government fulfilled its promise to increase the IPI (Industrialized Product Tax) cut from 25% to 35% with the issuance of a decree on Thursday night, in a measure that will partially preserve the incentives for the Free Trade Zone of Manaus. As companies located in the region are exempt from IPI and generate credits on this tax, a reduction in rates makes the activity in the Free Zone less attractive to the market and, therefore, leads to lower job creation in the area.
The mayor said that the “exhausted all dialogue” with the federal government and cited an example of if his secretary harmed the population, he would have the duty and conditions to fire him. The speech was an allusion to the president and the Minister of Economy.
“What authority does a mayor, governor, not have to impose on his secretary, what authority does the president not have towards his minister? The worst Minister of Economy of all times is called Paulo Guedes. Open your eyes We have the highest inflation ever, worst unemployment rate, bread and eggs are R$0.50, canned food is R$15, gasoline is almost R$8, gas is over R$110 , energy is expensive”, he began, during a speech at an event for the beginning of the paving works in the capital
And do you know what the culprit is for the idiot Paulo Guedes? The Free Zone, which means less than 0.9% of Brazilian GDP. An imbecile like that who never received a vote comes to harm the people of my city. My position in relation to Bolsonaro is this, I voted for him, but I charge him, he has to respect the people he elected. Continued David Almeida, mayor of Manaus
Almeida reinforced the votes that Bolsonaro had in the region in 2018 and declared that the federal government does not defend the jobs of the local population.
“I wish I could say here: look, President Bolsonaro, who had 67% of the votes in Manaus, released R$ 1 billion for us to pave the streets of Alvorada. say here: he defended the jobs in the Manaus Free Trade Zone. This is not happening.”
There is no injury here. I’m not a sucker and neither are the people of my state. The guy got 67% of the votes here. We don’t have to applaud him taking away our jobs. People have to pay for it. David Almeida, mayor of Manaus
Before the speech in which he quoted the president, Almeida also declared that there are politicians who received the votes of the Amazonians, however, he does not defend their jobs and turns to policies and transfers to the southern region of the country.
“There are people who were elected with the vote of the people from Amazonas, Manauara, who did not and do not defend your jobs. They have the courage to defend the people from the South and do not defend the people who elected them. And there are people who are against the Zone Franca de Manaus and wants to be elected to end the Manaus Free Zone. I will speak in all the neighborhoods that I go against these people, who are trying to lead my people, my city to hunger.”