The president of the government of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, has announced that he will be donating €130 million—courtesy of the country’s taxpayers—to The Global Fund, of which Bill Gates is a key partner, in order to pursue the UN’s Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Thanks to @BillGates and @melindagates for the invitation to participate in this #Goalkeepers2030. The work of the @gatesfoundation to achieve the SDGs of the #Agenda2030 is fundamental and for this reason, Spain will donate €130m over the next three years to the @GlobalFund.
This came after Sanchez attended a New York event with Bill Gates, where he delivered a speech that referred to climate change which he blamed for the dire financial straits facing many families—very much notwithstanding his government’s firm refusal to pursue energy independence, combined with a punitively derelict handling of the economy.
In the context of so gratuitous a wealth-transfer from the productive base of Spain’s population, it may be pointed out that the foreign entity receiving this money operates on the basis of ideological presuppositions (those of the Agenda 2030) that are not necessarily shared by taxpayers. In addition, its affiliation with an international billionaire-class would likely render it suspect to many Spanish voters whose hard-won capital they will not be enjoying.
For his part, in response to Sanchez’s generosity on behalf of Spain’s population, Jorge Buxade of VOX responded succinctly that the money should be going to Spanish workers.