Hooray, the Russian national team threw balls into a bag of Saudi Arabia! The Kremlin media, and the world's biggest press are seething with a single ink choir. Pure sensation! The Russian team, about which almost the entire planet responded with such disdain, suddenly gave the championship a "fantastic start", "a fantastic start" (definition CBS News, USA). And now the team is preparing to repeat the initial success, extend it to the end of the match.
It’s no joke: President Putin himself is watching the championship!
While Putin is passionate about gambling on the field, his government is pursuing another cunning plan. That is the unpopular decisions clothed in the form of bills.
While playing football on the field, the Kremlin continues to play good king and bad boyars. Negative socio-economic news voiced by Medvedev, and after him, other officials of the highest rank. But not Putin. Yes, and not to face the president, who promised to his board not to raise the retirement age, suddenly come out to the people and declare a change of opinion on the opposite.
In September 2005, President Vladimir Putin сообщил:
At the same time, and I want to draw your attention to this circumstance, I am against the extension of the retirement age. And, while I am the president, no such decision will be taken. And in general, I believe that we do not need to increase the period of retirement.
It is clear.
A repetition of what was said sounded a couple of years later, in October of 2007,
A very important question: "Will the retirement age be raised?" I think there is no need to raise the retirement age in the Russian Federation.
The same was repeated by the officials, who are at the highest levels. And even at the top. D. Medvedev kept saying this when he was president. Quote dated November 2010 of the year:
We do not plan to raise the retirement age in the coming years. But not because we have no objective grounds for this, but because such decisions necessarily require very serious discussion and public consent.
Yuri Voronin, Deputy Minister of Health, 2011 year:
According to our estimates, even before 2030, even raising this problem is absolutely wrong. To solve this problem, you first need to prepare the system.
Tatyana Golikova, Minister of Health, 2008 Year:
As part of the proposals [on the reform of the pension system] that will be made, the proposals on increasing the retirement age will not be made.
Your lips and honey to drink!
14 June 2018 of the year at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers from Medvedev, mentioned above, who had long settled on the role of a “lightning rod” (the worst boyar of the ideal Putin czar) received a creative proposal to raise the retirement age in stages: for men to 65 years, for women - to 63 years . With the transitional period, the government will not postpone it: it will begin as early as next year, if, of course, the State Duma passes the law in the proper number of readings. And she, of course, will. Where to take doubts? After all, our deputies are not American congressmen, who are easily blocking the decisions of their presidents. We have complete unity of all branches of power, complete stability, we do not need Maidan, we are waiting for a bright future. How many years (more precisely, epochs) are waiting, only historians will tell.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on June 14 that the transition period will begin in 2019. It will last up to 2028 of the year (this is the designated period for raising the retirement age for men) and up to 2034 of the year (term for women).
According to Medvedev, who publishes TASSsuch a measure “will allow us to allocate additional funds to increase pensions above the inflation rate”. The head of government assured his subordinates (and at the same time the people) that "the changes will be smooth, the increase will take place gradually." Further, TASS seems to stutter, probably, from reporter unrest. According to Medvedev, the agency writes, “this will allow us to send additional funds to increase pensions above the inflation rate.”
It is appropriate to recall here the words of Putin, spoken by him recently on the “Straight Line”: “As for the retirement age, you know my position, I have always treated and are very careful and careful about this today. One of the key tasks that I formulated before the government is to increase the incomes of pensioners, and a significant increase. ”
And here's the good news, from which they should happily jump (if osteochondrosis allows) all those who have contrived to outwit the rulers and have already jumped out of retirement.
Medvedev told 14 June that, firstly, the current retirees will not be affected by raising the retirement age, and, secondly, pensions will increase annually by about a thousand rubles. They "will grow annually by about 1 thousand rubles a year," if we follow the stuttering TASS. Annually a year.
Here it is, the urgent fulfillment of Putin’s covenants by the government: on the wooden one for the brother! Annually! Significant increase!
So rich not for long. Maybe in offshore pensioners will start investing dollars soon. Following the example of our rapidly growing rich against the background of the impoverished country of the oligarchs. And citizenship will buy - who in Malta, who in Cyprus. Again, following the example of other Russian patriots.
Increasing the retirement age to 63 for women is the maximum scenario we are talking about. wrote some days ago. There was another: up to 60 years for women.
Apparently, the government decided to go ahead with bad news. A championship with a ball and five heads will soften the blow! We are all fans, all seventy-seven, eighty-six, one hundred and forty-six percent, right? What is our pension, what is our VAT, if our guys are scoring goals! That's where the real economy is. And we all have to work, to work a little more, two by two, three jobs each, otherwise there’s no bright future. And so we will live in a dark present, illuminated only by the lights of giant stadiums.
And the present is very dark. Top-level officials do not even hesitate to admit it. Unlike Putin, who deftly hid the true reform program from voters. At least, we don’t recall that on the eve of the elections in his “messages” the current president shared with the people his thoughts on the upcoming draft law on changing the retirement age. Putin’s electorate would be very puzzled to hear this. But no, Putin is good. Bad reports from us gives Medvedev. Despite the annual "lines" of Putin, the president should be recognized as a man of the bureaucratic system, a non-public person. This is probably his since the days of the KGB. And it's unpleasant to bring sad news to the people. In a word, there are “bad boyars” for this. This primitive strategy works perfectly for the Russian electorate, which Putin has not changed since the spring of 2000 of the year. Many of us are wondering what the “Putin’s cunning plan” is (abbreviation of HSP). But he is the one!
"Bad Boyar" Tatyana Golikova (Russian Deputy Prime Minister) spoke at a government briefing. I spoke on the same day when the unpopular decision was announced by Premier Medvedev. On the same day, when the Russian team threw five balls into an Arabian string bag (hurray, breakthrough, victory!).
While the fans were drinking beer, she told about two sad things.
Firstly, every second unemployed person in Russia is a young man. "Among the unemployed at the moment, the prevailing age of people from 20 to 34 years, 48,7% in total unemployment is made up of people of this age," - quotes Golikov Interfax.
Secondly, she reported that the Russian statistics (attention!) Does not contain data on "morbidity and mortality at the age of 50 years - 60 years for women and 60-65 years for men". According to her, the corresponding statistics are simply “no.”
These are the same old people, we note, that same age group, the “new” representatives of which will have to retire in the near future. It is likely that the government will urgently gather the missing data. But first, of course, the Duma will read and approve the new law. And there - where the curve of state fate will take out. Let's hope for Russian chance. Or on the national football team. Maybe the players will donate to the pensioners. Goalkeepers, forwards and coach - rich people. Or maybe the society will start collecting retirees for assistance through text messages. As sick children or people with disabilities.
However, why darken the already dark present? After all, Medvedev made it clear: there will be a thousand-dollar increase in retirement every year. This means that the current retirees will be very pleased.
Discontent will show the future. Those who risk remaining in the dark present instead of moving into a bright future. Split in society?
It is hard to say who the “new pensioners” will vote for in 2024, but the old ones, if they’re reached, can easily vote for Medvedev.
Medvedev - for the presidency! Only the presidential throne in Russia guarantees getting rid of the label of a bad boyar and finding the aura of a good king.
Look at the bags Medvedev has under his eyes. He needs to improve his health. Not that will not live to a new pension period!
Take care of the government, citizens! No one will take care of you.