“We have no lessons to receive on the questions of balance of public accounts” estimated this Sunday Jean Castex, while the right-wing opposition condemns “the spending euphoria” of the 2022 budget. “What are the experts telling us , even the most severe, I am thinking of the IMF? That nothing would be worse when this health crisis is not over than to do as we did in the past to take over from the austerity recovery, it would not work and our public finances would be even more weakened. and degraded, ”insisted the Prime Minister, guest of honor at the MoDem re-entry university in Guidel, in Morbihan.
“Recovery and investment” budget, priority to the sovereign: in the finance bill for 2022, the government is counting on strong growth to finance an increase in spending while starting to reduce the public deficit. The draft budget is based on a growth forecast of 6% for 2021 and 4% for 2022, one of the strongest economic recoveries in the euro zone, after one of the most massive recessions in Europe (-8% in 2020) .
“Understand who can!” “
“We must continue to invest, to work”, continued the head of government. “Not without some curiosity, I hear that the same” who explained “a little over a year ago” that “we were a small player with the recovery plan”, we “reproach” today “for spending too much. Understand who can! »Launched Jean Castex.
During the presentation of the 2022 budget a few days ago, the right-wing opposition castigated a “spending euphoria” in the pre-election period.