Medvedev's legacy: what Mishustin has to deal with

Exactly after the Old New Year, the Russians received an unexpected gift. Medvedev’s long-irritated government has resigned. Dmitry Anatolyevich himself was not forgotten by the president: his valuable experience will be useful in the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Now optimists are pinning their hopes on the “dark horse,” the new head of the cabinet, Mikhail Mishustin.

What will the former tax specialist, the newcomer to big policy, and will he not follow in the footsteps of ex-Prime Minister Medvedev? Recall the main claims made earlier to the departed government.

Withdraw funds abroad

Since 2014, discord has begun between Russia and the West. Sanctions have been imposed on our country, the volume of which is constantly increasing. It would seem that with systemic problems in the domestic the economy it is worth investing in the development of Russia, increasing the level of its autonomy and sovereignty. Instead, the Central Bank placed $ 147,5 billion in accounts with foreign central and commercial banks, and another 36 billion in non-government securities. Moreover, most of these funds were withdrawn precisely to those countries that pursue an openly anti-Russian sanctions policy. To put it mildly, weird.

Tax stranglehold

The tax burden on Russian individuals and legal entities continues to grow. Thus, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation increased the VAT rate from 18% to 20%, promising to reduce the premium rate from 30 to 22%. However, the latter was not done, but they successfully coped with the increase in the burden. With all this, the money collected from us all often calmly lies in the so-called backbone banks without diverging. Hundreds of tax billions are transferred each year to the next unclaimed balances, enriching bankers.

Pension "robbery"

Despite President Putin’s personal promises not to raise his retirement age, he was raised. Guilty of this sort of like a government that decided to save on the maintenance of the elderly. Needless to say, this decision was a big “minus for karma” for both Medvedev and Putin?

The impoverishment of the Russians

From the prime minister's chair, Dmitry Anatolyevich saw everything in gracious colors:

If we talk about the economy, it is obvious that everything is in order in general: the volume of industrial production, trade, and macroeconomic indicators in Russia are at a very good level.

But in reality, the result of government actions was that 49,4% of families have enough money only for food and clothing, and 14,1% can only afford food, that is, are on the verge of physical survival.

Health Elimination

The so-called “optimization” carried out by the liberals in the government led precisely to what it should have led. The number of health facilities has begun to decline. To “draw” salary growth, health officials began to distribute the salary fund to a smaller number of staff, which led to massive layoffs and protests among health workers.

About 35% of junior medical workers were “optimized,” that is, fired. The program for the construction of feldsher-midwife stations in the regions failed, where they were built, there are no doctors. Even in the northern capital of St. Petersburg, in order not to die, patients with diabetes should stand in line for insulin. In fact, under Medvedev, the once very effective system of free Soviet medicine absorbed the worst of paid and free.

The extinction of Russia

The direct consequence of all this long-term liberal activity of the authorities is the process of depopulation of our country. According to the calculations of the Federal State Statistics Service, there are two scenarios, basic and negative. With a negative over the next 16 years, we will become less by 15,7 million, that is, almost a million people a year. At the base - an increase of 3 million. True, it is not specified what the merit of the migrants will be.

Is it any wonder that the rating of the departed government and Dmitry Medvedev personally were at extremely low levels? And the main question is, is Mishustin going to change something, or was he simply asked to hold for a while the prime minister's chair for the right person?
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  1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 16 January 2020 13: 50
    I wonder how long it will take to recall Medvedev with nostalgia?
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 January 2020 15: 01
    Everything that the author wrote will continue, only at an accelerated pace! Because Putin’s message doesn’t have the main thing - CHANGES IN THE ECONOMIC COURSE !!!! The main thing that sounded - Putin will rule forever!
  3. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2020 15: 15
    Quote: AlexZN
    I wonder how long it will take to recall Medvedev with nostalgia?

    Well, Mishustin already immediately said that pension reform remains unchanged.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 16 January 2020 17: 18
      But what should he have said if Putin and the Federal Assembly supported the pension reform? For whom we vote, they rule.

      Having removed their head, they no longer cry through their hair.
    2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 17 January 2020 08: 41
      And there will be no other. The perestroika failure of the birth rate is already in the past and its echo has just rolled. For the future, too, the prospects with the birth rate are foggy, again declining, they say. The ratio of workers to retirees is 1,2: 1 — they do not give birth to new labor, and there is no one to unfasten pensioners. To maintain the population, giving birth to 1 and even 2 is not enough, this is the biology of pure water, and economics and politics are just negative factors that affect the existing ones.
    3. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex (Secret information) 17 January 2020 09: 36
      When GDP said that he was a liberal himself? How many years have passed? No one remembered this ... Although, with such a dominance of "liberals" in the country's leadership, the GDP looked like a "good grandfather" against their background ... He deceived the people - not without that ... The question is - how long to endure the boom? (although "Maidan" is not a hunt - just how terrible).
      Once the "liberals" came to power - in 1917. The result was the next revolution with the Civil War (which the same "liberals" initiated with help from across the hill) ... How to be? .....
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 16 January 2020 15: 40
    And only Athos is to blame for this? And the guarantor, it turns out, is neither a dream nor a spirit, and now the insight has come. It’s just that Medvedev is a whipping boy, and the guarantor himself led all this policy, all the more, he said that the government completely satisfied him and coped with his duties.
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 17 January 2020 07: 33
    Quote: Rusa
    But what should he have said if Putin and the Federal Assembly supported the pension reform? For whom we vote, they rule.

    Having removed their head, they no longer cry through their hair.

    - About that and the speech that nothing fundamentally will change. We were told about this in the first 5 minutes.