Valencia (EFE).- The Secretary General of Podemos and Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, and other party leaders, have maintained their criticism of the president of Mercadona, Juan Roig, and have stressed that “calling Roig a ruthless capitalist does not It is an insult, but a description.
In an act held in Valencia, Belarra has assured that «in order to transform society you have to tell the truth, but how are you going to raise taxes if you don’t even dare to name them? If they can’t say Juan Roig, how are they going to raise taxes?
«Calling Roig a ruthless capitalist is not an insult, but a description. Those who generate wealth are the workers, not the businessmen,” added the party’s top leader.
Before her, the organization secretary, Lilith Verstrynge, had already criticized the Valencian businessman for considering that “capturing 25% of the market share” in the distribution sector “is called oligopoly” and that “capitalism without competition is exploitation”.
Also the candidate for Alicante and director of the Youth Institute, María Teresa Pérez, has been critical of the “businessmen who exploit our people, as is the case with ceramics in Castellón, or footwear and toys in Alicante, and scoundrels like Juan Roig, who raise prices in Mercadona in the midst of an energy war. We will do what is necessary to protect people from their greed,” she said.