Monday, October 5, 2009
Two Percent Comments from the PRD
The perredista governor of Chiapas has come out in favor of the 2 percent consumption tax proposed by Felipe Calderón. Carlos Navarette encouraged his fellow perredistas to not focus unduly on the consumption tax, but to rather consider the totality of the measures proposed by the president. The Mexico City PRD is planning to launch a campaign against the tax. And Alejandro Encinas says that the PRD deputies are on the verge of releasing their own proposal, one to be characterized (at least, according to Excélsior) "very strict austerity" measures. Which seems a bit odd for the party of the left, but I guess with a center-right party acting as the loudest voice for tax increases, one can't really expect orthodox ideological approaches to budget policy in today's Mexico.