Tax and benefits: the limits of legality

Government authorities recently El Salvador and the FMLN deputies announced the achievement of a political settlement that favors the funding of the General State Budget for fiscal year 2009 (and not “the nation”, as erroneously called, because from the scientific standpoint, the nation is a sociological concept not an entity, and what is funded is not the concept, but the legal entity called “State of El Salvador”), and at the same time meet its obligations under the Eurobonds and other debt securities to pressure the Salvadoran Treasury. Good for that approach, and well to contribute to the relief of public finances, and this should be commended. But in terms of handling state budget needs to be done. As in almost all regards the Civil Service is a priority to promote a profound renewal.Whoever wins the next presidential election will have to make an administrative reform in the country. And this is not a capricious snobbery. It happens that public finances are not at their best, to the extent that there is a need to raise levels of effectiveness and efficiency of public administration. It is simply applying basic and elementary principles of administrative and economic science. If we need to save resources, before submitting to external financing, a new pressure to the Treasury-is advisable to see how many resources can be released, or not commit-by the Public Administration in making decisions and implementing them, thereby The pressure of a possible funding may be lower, which is always healthy. What is not permissible at all is a set of proposals made recently by those seeking to be adopted several measures to benefit and privilege of the members of the Salvadoran armed forces.