“Increase in fuel prices? Now the government is raising a big fuss by going to investigate who drives up the price of petrol. No, it is they who do not let it decrease after they have promised it. The problem is that first Berlusconi, then Renzi, then Salvini, then Meloni they had promised to cancel the excise taxes on gasoline. Great purpose. Too bad they didn’t. Indeed, the government is doing exactly the opposite because it has removed the discount on excise duties”. Are the words spoken a Half past eight (A7) by the conductor de Daily factMarco Travagliowho ironically comments on the announced meeting between the Prime Minister, Giorgia Melonithe Minister of Economy, Giancarlo Giorgettiand the commanding general of the Guardia di Finanza, Giuseppe Zafaranain order to evaluate the most effective strategies to counter the alleged speculation on the price of petrol.
“This encounter – observes Travaglio – reminds me of the film by Woody Allen, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, in which Allen is an investigator and under hypnosis does the robberies. Investigating robberies, in the end he discovers that the robber is really him. The Meloni government has canceled the discount on excise duties of 18 cents, therefore 15 cents plus VAT, after already cutting it by 40% in November, because there is no money”.
And he adds: “There is no new investigation by the Rome prosecutor’s office into these speculations, because there was already one when he was minister crawlers who to find excuses said the same thing, namely that the price of petrol increases because there are bad speculators. No, the price of petrol rises because there is war and there are sanctions, which are actually self-sanctions. And this is a problem for the government. Another problem concerns the decision to send ever more powerful weapons to Ukraine, as the Ukrainians and our allies are already asking us. And then – he concludes – there is another little problem: aid for the cost of living in the budget is valid until March, then you will have to find more money. In addition, a July there is the social bomb because of those who will no longer take the Basic income and that they won’t find work the next day. And so I guess they’ll be pissed off. I think these problems are a little more serious than the ones the mainstream media are talking about these days.