Saturday, May 5, 2012

Peña Nieto taking the left's causes

AMLO accused PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto of "plagiarizing" his proposals, given the latter's new campaign initiative of a minimum universal pension for all.

AMLO is absolutely right: This has long been one of AMLO's campaign causes, and as such it should perhaps be regarded as well as a compliment.

Yet there's a crucial difference. When AMLO was mayor, he actually implemented minimum pensions for the old who were not already covered by other types of pensions or social security.

When Peña Nieto was governor of Mexico State, he had six years during which he could have implemented an initiative he now all of a sudden proposes on the campaign trail.

Unlike AMLO, he never did.

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