Though the political alternatives are non-existent, some things of Macri's policy I don't like:
- Overnight Presidential Decrees - when something is not up for discussion, a decree is issued. Sometimes it is used a form of menace (The reform must pass in Congress, otherwise I'll just sign a presidential decree), others is old news (last night the President signed a Decree)
- Political debates are non-existent - I don't know if this is typical of Argentina or of this government, but I do not see proper political debates with figures, task forces, teams specialized to investigate on a subject and present their evidences to the opposing party. It looks like this is the winner's team and they get to do what they want. What kind of democracy is this?
- Micromanagement - the President should not have received Chocobar. Or not so quickly. And it partially backfired. He likely did it to show that he is taking the safety issue seriously, but did he really have to do with Chocobar's action? In the chain of command here should be so many more people who could have shown support to Chocobar, but the President should be the President of the people of Argentina, whereas he always takes sides (I agree with his sides, but I just find it inappropriate to take sides in such role).
- Poor international presence - Going abroad at G20 and talking about football shows how Argentine he is -- and in a negative way. I wonder who are the investors he claims to be attracting if that is the level of cultural display he brings forward. While European political leaders went there to talk serious business, the newcomer at the table thought to make jokes about football.
- And the commoners? Next time. A lot of people voted him for being a Liberal and because they hoped a country that functioned in a normal and first world way. This meant removing small hassles, fixing the mail service, removing the stanlinian measures at the airports to inspect bags, being able to receive money from abroad without fuss, etc. However, he seems to have done some major changes, but they affect only big companies and hardly reflects on a commoner's life. Maybe he'll play these cards closer to election time, as he claims that a single legislature is not enough to fix the country (true, but do not abuse our faith).