(Corrects to say government will liberate one-third of annual investment amount in first paragraph.)
The government needs the measure because Congress has not yet passed the 2013 budget, Rousseff said to reporters in Brasilia. The country must make infrastructure investment “an obsession,” she said.
There is no chance Finance Minister Guido Mantega will leave the government, Rousseff said. The government intends to lift payroll taxes on more industries, she added.
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