President Jair Bolsonaro reaffirmed this Wednesday (4) his intention to readjust the value of Bolsa Família by at least 50% and suggested changing the name of the program to Auxílio Brasil. The president, however, did not give details of the increase and said that the explanations would be left to Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.
+ Bolsonaro reaffirms its intention to bring Bolsa Família to R$400
The government has not yet closed the value of the readjustment. On the one hand, the economic team proposes a 50% increase in the average value, which would raise the current R$192 to just over R$285. But with an eye on next year’s elections, Bolsonaro was already demanding R$300 and now speaks of up to R$ 400.
The fact is that the economy’s initial intention was for the average value to remain at R$250, but Bolsonaro started to demand more. But so far, the economy accounts even point to less than that and, in fact, not even that value is guaranteed.
The means of financing the readjustment is the subject of internal disputes in Planalto. The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, defended, in a meeting with the presidents of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), and of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), the installment of the precatório. The measure would make room in the Budget for the expansion of the social assistance program, but nothing has been defined yet.
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