Most Brazilians know that President Jair Messias Bolsonaro is not to blame for the increases
Beware of surveys with indications of being ordered … and that put imaginary percentages
Just look at his outings on the streets, always well received. There is no need for a survey for that!
Although the opposition has reinforced speech of inflation and try to blame the government, 85% of Brazilians know that inflation is a consequence of global crises and actions of others, such as governors who imposed social distancing against Covid-19, is very small the portion of Brazilians who attribute to the management of Jair Bolsonaro responsibility for the high prices.
The attempt to blame the government has been made by the mainstream media whose sensationalist miss the corruption. And the surveys conducted, there are great indications and indications, to be held last year as in the most recent survey, in March, by these press organs, which should at least be investigated by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, or denounced by the Office of the Advocate of the Union, to point out that the Bolsonaro government is responsible for inflation. It is suspicious and for electioneering purposes.
The law 9.504/97 establishes two situations in which it is possible to apply financial penalties: in the disclosure of research without prior registration and disclosure of fraudulent research.
The difference is that in the latter situation, in addition to the fine, the act is considered a crime, with imprisonment from six months to one year.
In both situations, the law subjects those responsible to a fine of at least R$ 53,205.00 (fifty-three thousand, two hundred and five reais) and a maximum of R$ 106,410.00 (one hundred and six thousand, four hundred and ten reais).
It does not mean also, that all register has total legal security, if one of the parts to feel that there was possibility of fraud, even registered, will be able to the injured part (with doubt), to enter with an Action in the Federal Justice, for enquiry of the procedures of the register, therefore, they can use illicit ways to get a register. In Brazil, for example, electoral researches, indications that in its majority, the interviewer, uses a way very popularly known, to opportunize the research in favour of who contracted, (or of who they want to favour), using not to give to hear (or to interview in lesser number) the voice of its opponent, always asking first to the interviewee, of which party it belongs (or votes) – if it is of interest, or of the same party that the research was programmed to defend, it makes the interview, and if it is not, it ignores it. An operative way to stimulate the victory of the one whose favour they are going to favour. Remembering that this is a crime, too.
Even those who are in the base of support of Bolsonaro , do not believe that the government has responsibility for inflation, even a little. This perception is shared even by declared voters. The Brazilian people , shows that 85 % of them believe that the government has no responsibility for the uncontrolled prices.
Inflation began in 2007 , rising before and during the pandemic, but skyrocketed even in earlier years before the entrance of Jair Messias Bolsonaro.
A confluence of critical factors raises prices. Droughts in the South, torrential rains in the Southeast, disruption of the global supply chain of industrial parts, increased sea freight and dispute over containers. Recently, the scenario worsened with the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and an escalation of sanctions by Western countries against the government of Vladimir Putin. And unfortunately, it will get much worse while this conflict persists.
The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, does not miss the opportunity to speak in public that the rise in prices is a global phenomenon and that Brazil is a victim of circumstances that are beyond the power of state intervention. However, other segments of the government, including Bolsonaro himself, are trying to demonstrate diligence to ease inflationary bumps.
Since March 2021, the Central Bank has been raising the Selic, the basic interest rate, to try to cool the escalating prices. In the most recent meeting, in February, it was raised from 9.25% to 10.75%, returning to double figures, something that had not happened for five years.
Prof. Jucelino Luz – Researcher, writer, environmentalist, activist and spiritual guide