Few and poorly distributed. The 17 billion euros allocated in the Aid bis approved by the Government certainly did not make the island's companies and trade unions happy, dissatisfied with a package of measures dedicated to salaries and pensions, in their opinion insufficient to counter the inexorable rise in the cost of living. A race to the top of inflation which, according to more and more rumors, will put Sardinian families in front of an autumn of tears and blood.
The executive led by Mario Draghi has evidently worked with his hands tied, aware of having an expiration date so close that it cannot intervene more decisively on the Italian economy. The additional cut in the tax wedge limited to 1.2% and the revaluation of pensions to 2% are unfortunately confirmation of this.
"Unfortunately we are far from guaranteeing real help to workers and retirees," explains the secretary of the CGIL Sardinia Samuele Piddiu. "Even in the case of shared proposals such as the one on the tax wedge, the resources available are insufficient, we are in fact talking about a billion and a half that will produce 10 euros gross per month for an audience of workers with low incomes who would need well-supported support. more conspicuous ".
According to the trade unionist, the regional economic landscape would instead have been among the most in need of concrete interventions. "In a world of work like the Sardinian one - continues Piddiu - which records on average salaries among the lowest in Italy, the impact of the measure is really small compared to how much the cost of living, basic necessities has increased , bills ».
Unfortunately, the same goes for pensioners, "for whom the economic endowment is very modest and will hardly increase the pensions of the Sardinians who, on average, are very close to the minimum and therefore will benefit from 10 euros gross for six months".
According to the CGIL secretary, it would therefore be necessary "to allocate more resources to those who suffer most from the effects of the crisis and to achieve a real redistribution of wealth, for example by increasing the taxation on extra-profits".
Alberto Farina, leader of Sardinian pensioners enrolled in the CISL is on the same line: «The revaluation of the checks by 2% will certainly not be enough to face the effects of inflation now steadily above 9%. We therefore need additional interventions on the fourteenth largest income brackets and greater anti-speculation control over retail prices ».
The most popular mantra in recent weeks is always the same: “The worst is yet to come”. Giorgio Delpiano, regional president of the companies registered with Confapi, is among those who do not see rosy thinking about the coming months: «We expect a very hard autumn and we will face it in an emergency. The current government could certainly have done more, but under these conditions it was nevertheless difficult to implement an effective strategy. However, we find ourselves faced with buffer measures that will necessarily be extended also in the next legislature because it will not be possible to do otherwise. At stake are the billions of the NRP and the survival of thousands of businesses on the island. The reasons to be worried are certainly not lacking ».
Francesco Porcu, Cna regional secretary, tries to see the glass half full. «The amount of the appropriations foreseen by the Bis Aid had been known for some time and for a few weeks its approval was also in doubt. Of course, these are buffer measures, but the Draghi one has shown that it is not a “seaside government” that wants to passively lead us to the next elections. Indeed, it is managing to deal with current affairs and put in all the necessary procedures for reporting and obtaining European funds and the NRP. Furthermore, it was able to make 17 billion available to the economy, above all from the extra profits collected with VAT. Without therefore burdening the public debt, thus avoiding leaving a country with an unmanageable spread to his successors ”.