Shumim, brothers, shumim
Listening to some presidential candidates, I'm just amazed. What they do not promise to the Russian voters, what radical reforms are waiting for the country in the event of their victory in the elections! Of course, latent questions arise with me, what is the majority of them, built into power for so many years, been doing? Why did they not show so vividly the pain for the country and the desire to change something in it for the better? But even without trying to find answers, I am surprised at their courage - promises must be kept. But it is not so easy to accomplish what was said in the populist passion, in the desire to please the voters, to attract their attention.
Here, for example, Sergei Mikhailovich Mironov, who has the support of three percent of Russians for the month of February, according to VTsIOM polls, promises to abolish parliamentary immunity, is going to return the transition to summer-winter time, to eliminate the USE. But since all this looks pale against the general background, it promises the main thing: having won, he will retire in a year and will appoint new elections for the head of state in 2014. That is because the low ratings bring to what! Elect at least a year, asks Mironov, and one day you will wake up in another country. Personally, in such a situation, I wouldn't even want to wake up.
But let's take Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky. The tried and tested political fighter in the State Duma (rated according to VTsIOM 8 percent of support) continues to operate within the framework of the well-known slogan: “To all women for a peasant! Every man has a bottle of vodka! ”It remains only to wait until three years after his accession to the Kremlin he will fulfill his promise to solve the problem of housing and eliminate the shortage of kindergartens. And it will also increase the salary for everyone, but at the same time, it will limit it from 10 to 100 thousand rubles. Well done, Zhirinovsky! In one fell swoop, he satisfied all Russian requests.
However, in such a situation, another applicant, Mikhail Prokhorov, did not have to fulfill his promise to build a personal theater for Zhirinovsky. By the way, Prokhorov (February 5 percent rating) looks fresher from his competitors. From him, even with humanity, some kind of breath, when he promised to marry in the event of his victory in the elections. Here is a man! I literally decided to sacrifice myself for the good of the country!
And what did Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov decide to donate? It's all very serious, according to the 10-percentage rating. And without sacrifice, of course, will not do, but not personal, Zyuganov. Here you will have to sacrifice others as a result of the introduction of a progressive scale of taxes and the nationalization of the main sectors of the economy. Since no mechanisms for implementing such promises are proposed, it can be assumed that this will translate into reality. Well, the tax scale is understandable: its action, apparently, will begin immediately after the amount, defined as the cost of living or, at worst, a labor pension. With nationalization more difficult. It can be done in two ways. One - civilized, with the payment of compensation to the owners. But money is needed for it, and where can I get it, if only Gazprom’s budget is comparable to the country's budget? There is another way - the revolutionary, tested by the predecessors of Zyuganov in the communist party: "take and divide." So, of course, safer, simpler, more familiar, and money is not needed. And if laws are required, they can be written, it’s a simple matter. And the Constitution can be changed, if there is a need. And it will arise, of course, if you fulfill the promise - to personally head the government, to combine the posts of president and head of the cabinet for the transition period. Under the current Basic Law, nothing like this can be done. In accordance with the current Constitution (Art. 83), the President has the right to preside over meetings of the Government of the Russian Federation, no more. But, as they say in Russia, “if you can’t, but really want to, then you can.”
Thus, in Russia during the election campaign, aspirants can say whatever they want. And let them say, because neither the country nor they risk anything in this situation. The victory of the aforementioned applicants is at least doubtful. It means that they will not have to fulfill promises. Is that Mikhail Prokhorov, who threatened in case of loss to create a new party. We will wait for the execution.
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