A Different Voice wrote: sepheronx wrote:
A Different Voice wrote:Saw this post on Sputnik News and was a bit confused about what Medvedev was saying in it.
10% cut in gov. salaries for 2016
Is he saying all federal employees got a 10% salary cut in 2015 and that they will get another 10% cut in 2016? I assume what is meant is that these cuts will only apply to relatively high level federal government employees and not all federal employees.
Thank god. Back in the day, federal/state employees were not supposed to make this ridiculous amount of money as they were the "people's people". But now they make so much money per year, that all other options for a job is not considered good or livable.
Good news. Will salve a lot of money, as there are a lot of "politicians" in the country (especially after making it easier to start a political party).
According to the Labor Minister Russians' real (inflation adjusted) wages declined 9.5% in 2015. That's pretty shocking and makes life tough for the average Russian, regardless of import substitution, etc.
Ouch! 9.5% reduction real wage reduction in 2015
Still, for the federal employees affected a 10% nominal (non-inflation adjusted) wage cut for 2015 plus another 10% nominal wage cut for 2016 sounds pretty brutal as a percentage drop after factoring in inflation. That'll be in the neighborhood of a 40% reduction to their real wages in 2 years.
I don't care about the super wealthy in Russia. They are doing great even now. I hate what is happening to the non-rich, the working people, the pensioners and the kids. I know things will get better eventually, but when they do we'll be looking back at a 5 year period with an average annual GDP growth of 0.5% or so. Lost years for lots of people.
The problem with your conclusions ,is that you are completely unaware
of the world
events happening today. And this is something really is disturbing . Because it shouldnt be that
way. Perhaps you never watch media in Russia? or read ever news papers? I saw Russians tourist interview in Egypt after they were told , Russia will cancel all flights to Egypt until security is fixed there and what was their replay of two Russian young girls in their 20's ages? that no problem ,they will go to Turkey.
If people like you were aware that RUSSIA IS on A STATE OF WAR
since 2011 ,
and Proxy war ,lead by United States ,with with Turkey and Ukraine being the frontline.
that the conflicts that affects Russia are created by United States , that Russia face
a real economic warfare from the most powerful economy in the planet. So desperate are
Americans to sabotage Russia Economy , that they demanded Saudis to flood production of oil ,lower the oil prices and US also began to produce Oil with fracking selling more zero profit but lost , already 7 American shale companies bankrupt ..all for what? to damage Russia economy ,
because it profits a lot its budget from Energy sales. Then you have what?
lets summarize for disconnected people like you from the world what is
United States is in a proxy war against Russia on different battlefields at the same
time. lets see.
1) Ukraine ,forcing 1 million of refugees in Russia all that cost money.
2)Paying pensions of the head of families to 2.5 millions new Crimeans ,something
that Russia war forced to do
,that is to annex Crimea or else have to deal with NATO military bases in Crimea not only a major humilitation for Russia but a very serious threat with nuclear capable warships and submarines so close to Russia.
3) Syria ,Forced Russia into aid Syria with military help to restore order ,because if ISIS/Alqaeda are allowed to take control of it ,it will allow Syria to be turned into the world recruitment center of terrorism and later Americans will use those terrorist against Russia.
and people like you ,( if it is true that is Russian). will later have to take a rifle to fight
the American hired terrorist ,in Russia territory . Either in Caucasus through Georgia or from Ukraine. or from tajikistan or from lithuane attacks on kalinigrad by Obama moderate head choppers/"freedom fighters" .pick your best.
4)Sanctions ,that pressure all US/Europe/NATO countries who have business in Russia
to leave. last numbers i saw was Russia lost about $100 billions in investments.
5)Oil war prices , by the prices of oil to fall from $100 to $30 . that is 70% decrease in Oil prices
,money that Russia is no longer receiving.
6)This also impact indirectly Gas prices too.
7)Ukraine that now is under control of American ,no longer importing from Russia ,and is
blackmailing Russian Government with its violence on Donetsk, to give away energy very cheap.
8)Americans with the help of Jewish Elite ,who control 95% of world media ,are using its media to demonize Russia ,to made it look that is a third world country ,in a state of repression and
very outdated , that is going to collapse soon ,to dissuade any potential investor of investing in Russia.
9)Last but not least.. Americans and their Anti Russian allies ,like Turkey,Saudis,Ukraine,etc.
Are financing terrorism right in Russia territory , to damage its tourism. Shooting at tourist.
Why are terrorist in Russia so interested to target Russia Tourism?
Because is an economic war. and Terrorist Handlers are being used as a weapon against Russia.
10)Now using Turkey to shot down Russian planes ,and US encourage Erdogan into a direct war with Russia by blaming Russia for Russian planes shut down by TUrkey ,and by denying Russian reports that Erdogan helps ISIS.
So what else?.. we could talk about Biological warfare too against Russia from Americans,but i have no evidence yet of that..Is being discussed however in all Independent media ,that the signals are there ,but by coincidences the nations that more suffer from mysterious virus ,are BRICS nations. Coincidence eh?
So when you sum all the things Americans are doing , this is not mentioning the shutdown
of Civilians planes with 300 passenger on board and sanctions on Russia defense industry and
Civilian Airliners ,so to make it more difficult for those business to operate in nations controlled
by American Imperialism. When you sum it all.. and you see the damage to Russian salaries
have been only reduced to 10%..
Then any sane person ,with basic reasoning will conclude , THAT RUSSIA IS DOING PRETTY DAM INCREDIBLY WELL .
. is not collapsing and is holding the proxy war of the most powerful economy in the world.
And if you had any level of awareness of what Russia is facing today, Nothing less than soft
World war 3 by proxy .Not only targeting Russia ,not only its tourism and its banks and its business , But also its most important economic allies targeted too . Ie. CHina ,Venezuela,Brazil and middle east . and is creating Trade pact alliances with Asia ,so that Russia cannot take their business there either.
So when you really understand that Russia Government is facing today and not living in
another planet . that is that Russia will be justified. RIGHT NOW.
to declare a full scale war on United States even if that could end in the use of nuclear weapons. Not because of the economic warfare ,No no.. but because of their support to ISIS and other terrorism ,to exterminate any Christian and secular government from middle east, something that could kill millions of civilians . and because they show no intention to stop its alliance with terror.and no intention to stop attacking Russia. Then you will say.. wow..we are not at war yet,
and only 10% economic slowdown is pretty darn good ,that is amazing that Russia can face such level of warfare and continue operating. Any other nation in the world ,even United States will have collapsed already if it was under similar economic warfare
. If everyone started dumping dollars in Europe it will explode the US economic bubble and will become a third world nation overnight. That is Because they have ZERO RESERVES and a astronomical debt that cannot pay .. contrary to Russia. and have been relying in the world to carry on
their debt .because alone can handle it.. while Russia can handle its debt on its own. see the
difference? Not so bad Russia Economy, it is actually really solid Economy. When you really
see what is happening.
had you been aware of what Russia Government is facing today. The most dangerous time
on their history .similar if not potentially worse than the week before that Hitler invaded Russia.
Then you will not be Criticizing or in any way shape or form the Russian government policies
and its economy.
People see shake of hands of Kerry and Lavrov and all that is merely Public Relations for cameras . THis is because Russia needs before any conflict start to be seen as a peacemaker
and not a troublemaker. This is what creates alliances that Russia will need in case a major
DIRECT full scale war start. Means if Russia keeps a good image and the international opinion on their side ,it will not allow Americans to create a united front in Europe to isolate Russia from the world. Putin have been pretty good in diplomacy in not allowing Americans to isolate Russia completely from Europe business. Kerry job is to fix the image of its nation in the world ,so he needs to be polite ,but behind the scenes US Pentagon and all US federal government is at war with Russia.. and the kremlin knows it.
Wake up dude , Russia IS at war right now. And the Economy Russia have today ,is the
economy of a nation facing a full scale war by proxy ,attacked its economy by the world most powerful nations that controls the world economy. So only 10% lower salaries temporary cut ,
after 70% oil prices being shut ,and after all the sanctions and economic warfare that americans are leading in so many fronts ,is PRETTY DAM GOOD performance .is Impressive to me . Shows Russia can handle it ,and that is strong and that it have what it takes to be a fully self sufficient nation. One it balance its budget and economy start to grow while being under western sanctions. Any Russian that fully understood what their Nation is facing today. and full scale proxy war on many fronts by Americans. What it will do is raise a Russian Flag no matter the political party ,this is not about Putin ,but about Russia . Is attacked because American Hate strong competition that Russia is. and support the unity with their Government ,even if it was a Russian Liberal and not a Putin fan ,and not complain a 10% less salaries and not complaining the raise in taxed and not even complaining if they lose their Jobs. their Government needs to Balance its economy so it doesn't collapse that it will be worse. and will be good for Russian enemies. Even Russian liberals .most of them will not like their nation destroyed and disbanded. Which is the goal of US policy against Russia. ie. to repeat another soviet union collapse is their intention. Break Russia economy by attacking ALL Russia economic interest in the world and all the nations important for Russia economy.