Sunday, May 14, 2017

2 More Years

From the MT:
"PM Medvedev Says He Needs Two Years to Raise Russia's Minimum Wage to Subsistence Levels"

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is telling Russians that he can get the country’s minimum wage up to the minimum subsistence level, but he says he’ll need another two years to do it, according to the news agency RIA Novosti. “We have plans — I voiced them during my address to the State Duma — to raise [wages] to the minimum subsistence level within the next two years,” Medvedev said on Wednesday at a meeting to discuss the implementation of United Russia’s campaign promises during last year’s parliamentary elections. When Medvedev spoke to the Duma in April, he said that Russia’s minimum wage needed to rise to subsistence levels “within the next several years,” without naming a specific timeframe.

^ Two years is too long for people who are starving and poor right now to wait. Maybe Russia needs to focus more on making sure their own people are taken care of before invading, occupying and annexing the Crimea or fighting in Syria. One of the main reasons the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 was because of the over-spending on its military and the lack of basic items for its citizens. It is starting to look like history repeating itself and that would be awful for millions upon millions of ordinary Russians (the majority who already suffered decades through the USSR and 20 years since its' collapse.) The Russian people deserve to live a regular life rather than always wondering where their next meal will be or how they will afford medicine. ^

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