Spending review ‘didn’t work’, admits Simone Tebet

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The Minister of Planning and Budget, Simone Tebet, admitted that the review of public spending in 2023 did not work. In an interview with CNN Brasil last Saturday, the 30th, she said that, although the federal government has adopted measures to combat fraud and inefficiency, it has not yet made progress in assessing costs.

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“This treadmill did not work last year”, highlighted the minister. “We didn’t get it up and running quickly. The recipe conveyor worked faster. It ran 110 km/h, sometimes 120 km/h, and the expense review treadmill ran 40 km/h, 30 km/h.”

Tebet highlights that 2023 was about “recovering public policies”

In an interview with CNN Brasil last Saturday, 30th, Tebet said that, although the government has adopted measures to combat fraud and inefficiency, it has not yet made progress in assessing costs | Photo: Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil

According to Tebet, the year 2023 was to “recover public policies”. Therefore, at least in her view, “the spending review went a little slowly”.

The minister also stated that the goal of eliminating the deficit in public accounts this year will continue to be maintained. Furthermore, she understands that Lula government it must “invest in what is urgent” and investigate “fraud and errors”.

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This includes an analysis of the single register of Bolsa Família beneficiaries. The government must go through the program with a fine-toothed comb, warned Tebet. Furthermore, the Planning department will carry out mapping to find possible fraud in Social Security payments.

A next step, according to the minister, will be the review of Proagro. This is insurance paid to rural producers who have suffered crop losses. Spending on the program jumped from R$2 billion to R$9 billion. “Something is wrong,” said Tebet.

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