OPINION

Too many reforms defeat the purpose

The government is trying for the second time in the last three years to settle employers’ debts to the various social security funds. This latest attempt comes after repeated settlement plans were put forward by previous administrations that foresaw the repayment of debts in numerous installments. Debtors, however, have become accustomed to the constant changes in the system, so what many do is pay the first installment, then receive proof of payment of social security contributions and stop payments, waiting for the next government reform. But the endless revisions of the system make companies reluctant to meet their obligations and work against healthy competition. Timely contributors are deprived of the advantage of liquidity enjoyed by their inconsistent competitors. Sometimes, reforms are necessary. But an endless succession of reforms not only fails to solve any problems, it only makes them worse.