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Brazil: Lula celebrates PT's 42 years of fighting social inequality

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The Workers' Party stands against Brazil's subservience to foreign interests The Workers' Party stands against Brazil's subservience to foreign interests

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Friday celebrated the Workers' Party (PT) 42nd anniversary and stressed his will to change Brazil following the Oct. 2 elections, when he is favored to return to the Planalto Palace.

“It is with great pride and joy that we celebrate another anniversary of this party that we founded to give a voice to the Brazilian people,” Lula said as he highlighted the historic achievements of the organization.

The former head of state also stressed the need for his political force to return to the presidency in order to safeguard welfare and social stability, because the PT has always fought to overcome social inequality in the country.

“Unfortunately, the Workers' Party reaches 42 years of age at a particularly sad moment in Brazilian history, which denies all the gains we have achieved in these four decades of struggle,” Lula went on.

“We founded the PT to combat inequalities, income concentration, inflation, or unemployment, or economic backwardness, [and] the subservience of Brazil to foreign interests,” he added.

Lula also pointed out unity was essential for a world with love, and where the entire population enjoys the same rights; which would also be essential for the fight against COVID-19, a pandemic which has so far taken the lives of more than 630,000 Brazilians, “due to the denial of science by the current government of Jair Bolsonaro.”

“Jesus Christ taught us the best lesson of all: To love one another. Love is at the base of all religions and in most cultures. Why then do we insist so much on not loving each other for a few years?,” Lula added on social media.

“The PT needs to govern again, show that the working class knows how to take care of this country better than anyone, that our people have at least three meals a day, have quality education and health, work with a decent salary and a formal contract,” the former president also stressed.

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  • Jack Bauer

    ”We founded the PT to combat inequalities, income concentration, inflation, or unemployment, or economic backwardness etc...” claims the biggest crook ever known to Brazilians......

    Well, let's see : 'to combat inequalities': Yes ! for the high-ranking PT members, those placed in key positions in State-run companies (ex: Petrobras etc) in order to facilitate skimming money off the top, (middle, & bottom), causing billions in losses to the companies and taxpayers. The PT definitely “pulled themselves out of poverty”, they all became for the other 40 million they claim to have “lifted out of poverty”, well, not so much.

    Income Concentration : The PT was very successful at that ...they all became wealthy, hid billions abroad, 'n handsomely rewarded all those that cooperated, i.e.,business owners, banks, politicians...for the 'people', they promoted widespread poverty.

    Inflation : The PT caused the economic crisis in 2014.....which, after Temer managed to step on the brake and avoid the country from going over the precipice, set the stage for high inflation (10,67 % in 2015), increase in the cost of living, later aggravated by the current 'idiot in chief' and the pandemic.

    Unemployment : the PT crisis resulted in the loss of 14,5 million jobs.....still not recovered.

    Economic backwardness : The PT also contributed to increasing the tax burden, by granting imoral subsidies (100s of billions) at the expense of the taxpayer, while the social structure just deteriorated. No significant structural reforms during the PT's 14 years in power, two humongous government programmes (supposedly 'to accelerate growth', known as PACs, in 2007 & 2010, to build much needed infrastructure), for a total of USD 400 billion (at the exchange rates in 2007/10). Only problem, very few projects were concluded, and a good share of the money disappeared. Wonder where ?

    So yes, the PT nearly broke Brazil, and now wants to return to finish the job.

    Feb 15th, 2022 - 02:43 pm 0
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