Photo: Javier Milei, last night, at the Book Fair, vented his anger on a member of Together for Change (AGUSTIN MARCARIAN/)
Javier Milei became one of the great events of the 2023 Book Fair last night. As last year, the candidate for President overflowed the largest room of the event -José Hernández- to present his book The End of Inflation.
The libertarian deputy dedicated his public presentation to explain why and how he supports the elimination of the Central Bank, and also to shoot at his political rivals.
The economist aroused the applause of his followers when he openly attacked a “pseudo liberal” who is currently a member of Together for Change.
“We cannot forget the blackmailers who have economist credentials. In this sense, it seems obscene to me that a pseudo-liberal economist, because now I can’t even call him a liberal, a traitor, a traitor, a true traitor, days ago complained that if we dollarized we were going to lose seigniorage.” introduced.
And he advanced: “It is the seigniorage that the thieving politicians steal from all of us, from all good Argentines. What liberal can be a guy who advocates stealing from good Argentines? A criminal, a traitor, that’s why he joined the ranks of Together for Change”.
In the first instance, it was believed that the diatribe was directed at the also liberal deputy José Luis Espert, who is negotiating his arrival at Together for Change as a candidate for President. However, Milei himself was in charge of clarifying on social networks that this phrase was not directed at him.
Those close to Milei explained to Infobae that “the blackmailer and traitor” he referred to during his presentation at the Book Fair is the former Minister of Economy and current candidate for head of Government Ricardo López Murphy.
Recently, the also national deputy marked differences with respect to Milei’s proposal to eliminate the Central Bank in an interview with journalist Jorge Fontevecchia on Radio Perfil and raised the risks of losing seigniorage.
Seigniorage is understood as the profit obtained by a coin issuer, in this case the Central Bank of Argentina that Milei promotes eliminating.
“Doesn’t seigniorage end up being done by the Central Bank of another country?” Fontevecchia asked about Milei’s proposal. And López Murphy replied: “That was the reason why Domingo Cavallo adopted the currency board, because he gets the benefits of dollarization but keeps seigniorage. Because the dollars that you have in the box are deposited and charge interest. If you use the dollars directly, you lose that. That may be a number, I once calculated that it was half the Gross Domestic Product”.
Milei at the Fair: “It is not possible to change with the criminals of the Chodos Front or with those of Juntos por el Cargo”