The left urges Ayuso to extend the transport aid: "It is already taking time"

Más Madrid and PSOE have not been slow to clamp down on the Madrid PP after learning of the central government's approval of an extension of the 30% discount for regional public transport for the first half of 2023 and which will only be executed in those autonomous communities that are agree to extend the total rebate to 50% of the price.

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27 December 2022 Tuesday 09:32
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The left urges Ayuso to extend the transport aid: "It is already taking time"

Más Madrid and PSOE have not been slow to clamp down on the Madrid PP after learning of the central government's approval of an extension of the 30% discount for regional public transport for the first half of 2023 and which will only be executed in those autonomous communities that are agree to extend the total rebate to 50% of the price.

Despite the announcement made by Moncloa, the Madrid Ministry of Transport continues without confirming what its position will ultimately be, as it does not know the "complete content" of the anti-crisis package. Its owner, David Pérez, left the door open last week to maintain his part of the discount beyond December 31, but he criticized the management of the central Executive's times: "At this point the central government has not yet decided what will to do (...) that illustrates the improvisation and lack of respect for the autonomies", asserted the counselor.

From the opposition, however, they consider that the Ayuso government team cannot wait a single minute to confirm regional aid. The first to speak was the leader of the opposition in the Assembly, Mónica García, urging the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, by assuring that "it is taking time" to ensure that the people of Madrid "will not pay a single euro more for the transport pass.

For his part, in statements sent to the media, the PSOE spokesman, Juan Lobato, recalled that during this month "millions of people from Madrid have paid half for the transport pass thanks to the plan of the Government of Spain." "Now, January arrives and Ayuso intends not to apply it in 2023, when the Government of Spain puts money back into the Community," he explained.

In his opinion, if people have used public transport more and have polluted less, the "logical" thing is to put this measure into operation again and continue as of January." For this reason, he has once again insisted on his rate proposal flat 30 to euros of the transport pass and extension of the youth pass up to 30 years of age.

On the other hand, the leader of Más Madrid has celebrated the six-month cap on rental prices that the Government of Spain has approved, but considers that this measure, "without continuity and structural changes, will hardly be a patch". In her opinion, it is time for an "ambitious Housing Law that curbs the excesses of speculators."

In the case of containing the price of food right now, he believes that it is something "essential", for which he has applauded "the VAT reduction". "Now it's time to make sure that it benefits families and not the usual. We need courage and determination to face the daily problems of citizenship. Politics must make people's lives easier," he concluded.

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