Friday, MPs will vote on the economic emergency plan, presented by the government to support the country during this exceptional crisis. A budget that continues to change as the days pass, and which is evaluated after the declarations of Emmanuel Macron at 110 billion euros.
The government will present its crisis budget to the National Assembly on Friday. An extraordinary budget, which he reviews almost every day.
Yes, we never saw that. Three weeks ago, the government announced a 45 billion euro economic emergency plan to combat the effects of the crisis. On Friday, this plan climbed from 45 to 100 billion. And after Emmanuel Macron's announcements on Monday evening, it was revalued at 110 billion. And it is probably not over.
So as much to tell you that with such a waltz of billions, the budgetary debate in the Assembly Friday and in the Senate next Monday is a bit surreal. Five days ago, Bercy was assuming a 6% drop in growth this year. Now we are at - 8%. The budget rapporteur in the Senate said that it could be between - 5% and - 14%. In short, nobody knows anything about it.
Suddenly, the debate before the deputies does not have so much sense.
It must have a utility, it is to show that the coffers of the State are not inexhaustible. We risk giving the impression, with this rain of billions, that we can suddenly finance everything. This is not true. The state will be deprived this year of 43 billion euros in tax revenue: it's a bit as if half of the income tax revenues had vanished.
The economy lives on a drip. Partial unemployment alone costs the state 1 billion euros a day, and that is debt that will be paid by future generations. The debate that must open before members of Parliament and senators is how we get up from this, how we rebuild the economy, how we recover. The emergency plan will be voted. But the real plan that remains to be defined is that which will make it possible to redress the country in the long term.