The recent publication of a call for subsidies by the City Council of Gijón shows again the fixation of said Council with questionable projects related to the “Palestinian cause” and the laxity with which it donates the taxpayers’ money to it. It would be worthwhile to remind the citizens of Gijón that with these projects they are taxed doubly for the aid given to international solidarity: the first, the part of their taxes assigned in the State Budget to that end, like the rest of Spanish citizens.
But apart from that the City Council of Gijón decides to spend its citizens’ money, not on local matters typical of a Town Hall, and that neither the Spanish government, nor any other institution will pay for, but on more aid for other countries.
And when choosing on whom to spend that money that they seem to not know how to spend they don’t look for the most deprived countries, nor the victims of the worst conflicts. They choose to give no less than 100,000 Euros only for Palestine.