“The main thing is not being done - new jobs are not being created, a progressive tax scale is not being introduced”
Unfortunately, traces of this struggle, besides raising the basic interest rate, are very difficult to detect. I would like to be mistaken, but the main thing is not being done - new jobs are not created, a progressive scale of taxes is not introduced.
It’s easier, of course, to impose new taxes on the population, raise the retirement age, impose taxes on the poor ... Take, for example, history with the same truckers. Or no less controversial situation with requisitions for overhaul of housing.
Recently, the chairman of the government ordered him to submit proposals on the preparation of an “Anti-crisis program”.
But there were years in the history of modern Russia, when oil was cheaper than today. Recall how literally in half a year the government of Yevgeny Primakov and Yury Maslyukov pushed the country away from the abyss after the default of 1998.
Not everything depends on the price of oil. Much more - on how the financial and economic bloc of the government works. There are countries where oil is not produced at all, but the people there do not live in misery.
Our so-called effective managers of 25 have been saying for years that they are doing everything right, as they confidently keep up with the West, which will help us. But everything, it turns out, was kept on the high price of oil. And when she collapsed, all the wonderful managers were blown away like balloons.
By the way, President Vladimir Putin in Stavropol remembered the experience of the USSR, that there was a lot of good in Soviet times, something that should not be abandoned, for example, the education system and much more. Even condemnation by “effective” managers is planned in the economies of the United States, Japan, and other countries.
What is the way out of the situation?
To listen to serious scientists, including the recommendations of Sergei Glazyev. He has already developed an alternative economic program.
The country should really earn the import substitution program.
Declare a state monopoly on the sale of alcohol that the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation proposed ten years ago.
Set a progressive income tax scale.
To introduce confiscation of property for corrupt officials, which was also mentioned by Vladimir Putin.
In the meantime, it seems that we live by the principle: where the curve will take out.