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Mr. Matolcsy lies according to Mr. Bajnai and Mr. Oszkó

According to Mr. Gordon Bajnai (former prime minister) and Mr. Péter Oszkó (former finance minister) it is a lie that last year's budget would have been based on false facts. The former premier and his finance minister issued a statement stating: if the current Orbán administration had continued its predecessor's strict and parsimonious fiscal policy without being afraid of introducing austerity measures earlier (now promised to be introduced in February), then the government could have quite easily achieved the budget deficit target without introducing crisis taxes and nationalization of private pension fund deposits and payments. They also note that "we expected that Mr. György Matolcsy would actually question the European Commission's agreement on our budget anyway" since it actually deemed this budget and its budget deficit target realistic the same way as the IMF did it. Mr. Gordon Bajnai and Mr. Peter Oszkó believe it to be very cynical of the current government to try to blame the previous administration "for all their current failures, mishaps and incompetence".

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:11

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