Draghi and the resounding no to the progressive and ecological agenda: bites too bitter for the M5s

If the government has fallen, the responsibility lies with Mario Draghi. He’s the one who decided it. Both last week when he resigned at the Colle, despite the fact that he had the confidence. Both now and in Parliament he has made a proposal far from the real emergency of the country, which is that of citizens’ incomes. It almost seems that Draghi, compared to the emergencies in the country, lives in hyperuranium. No minimum wage, no responses to precariousness, no solution to the Superbonus credit block, no attention to small and medium-sized enterprises left alone during this year’s pandemic emergencies and no action against price speculation on goods and energy . Plus, the only measure against tax evasion was cashback it was cancelled. A fiscal cashback was ready to go into effect with the tax reform, but was blocked by the center-right.

What we witnessed was a resounding no to the progressive and ecological agenda. Yet we have a huge problem with precarious, of young people who work for a few months and a few euros. In April, Istat recorded the historical record of precarious workers. There are three million and 166 thousand fixed-term contracts, 12.6% more than a year ago and for this reason the dignity decree, suspended by this government, must be restored.

Five million Italians have low wages (often under 12 thousand euros a year) and poor protection, they are the so-called non-standard workers. And on the minimum wage Mario Draghi has postponed collective bargaining, as if he had no desire to face the real problem of unprotected incomes, as if he did not know that in half of Europe there is a minimum income threshold that is denied in Italy, as if he did not know that while in the rest of Europe wages are growing, they are steady or decreasing. And inflation at 8% weighs more on this segment of the population, leading to a real decrease in wages by more than one percentage point.

Poverty, with 5.6 million people, cannot be reduced and without citizenship income we would have a million more destitute. Our companies are under pressure from expensive energy and they are in great difficulty to leave again.

Although the M5s had made concrete proposals against price speculation, there were no replies. Not to mention the more than 50,000 companies that have credits with the Superbonus, which they are unable to collect, putting the finance of small and medium-sized enterprises at risk and blocking construction sites throughout Italy. Those who conceived and structured the Superbonus were strongly criticized. But it is a fact that the measure, since its implementation, has given the impetus to the birth of numerous companies, has given employment and pushed on the ecological transition. A measure of advantage for the environment and the economy, therefore.

We are supplying families in a widespread way of renewable energyof energy saving for your home, but these energy solutions, praised by Europe, do not like Mario Draghi, he prefers that everything be solved by turning off the air conditioners.

Faced with all this, the center-right and other parties are not talking about concrete solutions for the country, there is only a float. The M5s entered this government with great generosity and desire to work to address the problems of citizens and found itself swallowing bitter morsels. There was an attack on the anti-corruption reform, the elimination of fiscal cashback, the suspension of the Dignity decree, the weakening of the citizen’s income, the blocking of the Superbonus. The progressive dismantling of measures widely appreciated and used by citizens.

The M5s has carried out the policy of proposals, while the others have distinguished themselves in the politics of collapse and the boycott measures for citizens. Just like the Municipalities and Regions governed by other political forces did on active labor policies and on the inclusion of citizens’ income earners. In essence, Mario Draghi said a sharp and resounding no to social issues and the ecological transition, the fundamental pivot on which the European agenda moves.

The majority of Italians (52.2%), according to Istat data, are very worried about the climate crisis and for environmental issues. Democracy will now be the right tool to give answers to inequalities, to the economic emergencies of this historical moment and to environmental ones.

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