President Luis Guillermo Solís only sees chaos, unemployment and violence in Costa Rica’s future if the implementation of the fiscal plan is postponed. However, legislators and businessmen disagree with the vision of the president and insist on containing public spending as a starting point for approving new taxes.
Solis warned that in case of reaching a 10.5% deficit, the country will experience social violence episodes similar to the ones lived in Greece or Spain.
Legislator Otto Guevara, from the Libertarian Movement, said the president should forget about traveling and stay working with his administration to prioritize actions to increase the country’s competitiveness and promote investment.
On the other hand, Franco Pacheco, president of the Costa Rican Union of Business Chambers (UCCAEP) said that entrepreneurs are concerned about the fiscal situation, but believe it is unwise to continue pouring money into it.