BRAZIL’S GOVERNMENT has banned its employees from using chauffeur-driven vehicles in a bid to get the country’s bloated spending under control.
The initiative is part of a spending cap by president Temer’s administration as it looks to cut costs and squeeze unnecessary expenditure from the federal budget.
Tens of thousands of civil servants will now have to take regular taxis instead, because according to the president:
If we don’t balance our accounts, it will become more and more difficult to pay for basic health and education services. Money is limited and needs are always growing, so we just have to buy more with less.