In a meeting at the Palácio do Planalto, on the afternoon of last Thursday (16), the president Jair Bolsonaro (no party) called some ministers to his office with one objective: he wanted to know the current status of negotiations on precatoria and whether he would be able to politically captivate himself with programs in the economic area.
The goal is that, in November, right after the end of the emergency aid, Bolsonaro may have at least two big announcements to make: the launch of Auxílio Brasil, which will replace Bolsa Família; and the “largest credit operation in the history of Brazil”, as the president of Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, has repeated.
Ministers were present at the meeting. Paulo Guedes (Economy); João Roma (Citizenship); Ciro Nogueira (Casa Civil) and Flávia Arruda (Secretary of Government).
According to the column, during the meeting, Bolsonaro said he wanted to know where the negotiations in Congress and with the STF (Supreme Federal Court).
Guedes made a sort of update on how the negotiations around the precatório are going. The ministers also said they believe in a conciliatory solution between the three Powers, “with legal credibility and economic predictability”
O STF has shown the government that it believes that the ideal solution must come via the Legislative, The presidents of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), and of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), have signaled their willingness to help resolve the impasse.
Increase in IOF
Shortly after the meeting, the president signed a decree increasing the IOF to help fund Auxílio Brasil.
The tax increase, however, is far from alleviating the problem for the 2022 Budget and still requires the government to seek a solution to the debt with court-ordered debt.
The new IOF rates are valid until the end of the year and, according to the government, should generate a collection of R$ 2.14 billion.
“The Fiscal Responsibility Law (LRF) determines that it is necessary to indicate a source for the increase in mandatory expenditure. The institution of the Auxílio Brasil social program will result in an increase in mandatory continuing expenditure of R$ 1.62 billion this year “, informed the Ministry of Economy, in a statement.
The ministry headed by Guedes also said that it is betting on another measure to finance the program next year and that it also depends on Congress for this. “In 2022, the financing of the program will have as a source the recreation of the income tax on profits and dividends, which is under discussion in the Federal Senate”.
Citizenship has money to spare
While the government increases the IOF to have an increase of R$ 2 billion to the collection this year, the Ministry of Citizenship has a cash surplus of around R$ 9 billion, since many Bolsa Família beneficiaries started to automatically receive the resource. of emergency assistance.
In July, the ministry asked for a relocation of these leftovers and authorization to invest around R$ 2 billion in “other social actions”, which would include agreements with the objective of transferring resources directly to states and municipalities. The idea is to revert the measure to more political platform for the government.