The Balearics never seem to get the right funding deal from the central administration in Madrid. There is an endless war of words but I must say that Balearic president Francina Armengol is probably right and the islands should get a better deal. The majority of taxes are paid direct to Madrid but it is always a case of one-way traffic. Money is needed locally to make improvements and this is one of the reasons why the tourist tax was introduced in the first place because the necessary funding was not available from the Madrid central administration. I can’t think of any occasion when the Balearics said that they were happy with their deal from Madrid.