12) The goal of this government is to eliminate poverty and to do so we need to have sustained and stable growth. For many years, our growth was characterised by its phenomenal volatility, and with our crises the gap (between rich and poor) became wider.
13) We are trying to establish the bases for sustained growth. We are accustomed in Argentina to big plans aimed at saving us. They do not exist. The only thing we can do is be a normal country. And to tell people this. We are not going to solve our problems in one or two years. We cannot solve 75 years of mismanagement. Each year that goes by, we are going to be better off. This is how we can close the gap and reduce poverty.
14) It is the first time in 100 years, in 2017, that we saw a reduction in all areas of the budget deficit and a growth in the economy. This will apply to 2018 and 2019, too.