With “Renda Brasil” Program, Bolsonaro Leaves Workers’ Party without Issue

On Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro said that a permanent emergency aid would 'blow up the economy'; the creation of the Renda Brasil (Brazil Income) has been under discussion by the federal government over the past few months.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After President Jair Bolsonaro said over the weekend that he would not be able to permanently provide emergency aid because it would "blow up the economy," the discussion on the introduction of the Renda Brasil (Brazil Income) program has gained momentum within the government. The program involves a redesigning of the current Bolsa Família (Family Grant).

Rodrigo Constantino, a commentator for Jovem Pan, says the new welfare program "leaves the Workers' Party (PT) uncontentious" by coöpting its principal base issue.

However, he believes the "best social program is called job creation," but the proposal . . .

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