Raad says tampering with the salaries of the poor to reduce deficit is unacceptable
Loyalty to the Resistance bloc Chief, MP Mohamad Raad, stressed Friday that tampering with the salarties of state employees and the poor class as a means to carry out reform and reduce the budget deficit is an unacceptable measure.
Raad refuted any attempt to place the burden on low-income and underprivileged citizens in this country, noting that such a step would lead to ruining the state as a whole. He, thus, called for adopting other measures that target the thefts, waste and corruption that has persisted over decades.
"When the necessary measures are implemented, underprivileged employees will also contribute to reforming the economic situation and reducing the budget deficit," he corroborated.
The MP's words came during a memorial ceremony held by Hezbollah in the Southern town of Kfardounin earlier on Friday.
"We demand that we be partners in the country in both rights and duties," Raad stressed.
He called for working together to envisage and set a strategic plan that would address the country's dire economic situation and rectify its budget and monetary status.