President Jair Bolsonaro's government spends more on the Republic's corporate credit card than that of Michel Temer (MDB) or Dilma Rousseff (PT).
The current administration spends an average of R $ 709.6 thousand, which represents an increase of 60% compared to Temer's government and 3% in comparison with the administration of the PT.
Per month, Dilma had an average expenditure of R $ 686.5 thousand, while Temer spent R $ 441.3 thousand. The data are from the Federal Government's Transparency Portal, which gathers information from 2013 to March 2020 (most recent invoice). The values were corrected for the period's inflation.
Dilma, Temer, and Bolsonaro had the same rules for using cards. There has been no change in criteria since 2008, according to the Planalto Palace. That year, then-president Luiz InÃ¡cio Lula da Silva adopted restrictions, such as limiting withdrawals, in the face of abusive purchases made with this resource.
Before taking over the government, Bolsonaro's team tried to end the use of these cards, which triggered a political scandal with aides of former President Lula. Corporate cards, however, are still working.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon