New "road taxes": Russians will be forced to switch to public transport

Russia the biggest country in the world. Thanks to the idea of ​​officials of the Ministry of Transport, soon you will have to pay for every kilometer covered by a car through its vast expanses. The cynicism of the situation lies in the fact that this is being presented under the most plausible pretext of introducing a supposedly "free ride on public transport." What is wrong with this initiative?

It is no secret that the "servants of the people" are ready to tear money from this very people in the worst traditions of "Signora Tomato". For example, in the Middle Ages, in some Western countries there was a tax for driving through city gates. In Europe, there were special taxes for Jews for passage and travel on bridges and roads, for the right to enter and exit the market square. Unfortunately, modern Russia is gradually moving back to these “wonderful times”.

I would like to remind you that according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, all citizens of our country have the right to free movement. In 1992, under Yeltsin, a law was signed giving the right to build toll roads. There is nothing terrible in this practice in itself, there are toll roads in many developed countries. The fundamental point is that there should always be a free alternative so that the vehicle owner can decide for himself which motorway to use. The first, but very important step towards the abolition of this inalienable constitutional right was taken last year. In the regions of the Far North, bridges and overpasses that have already been built, and all that will be built in the future, have been paid for. For now, tolls will be charged only for trucks. Until.

The fact that it was only sounding of the soil is evidenced by another initiative of the Ministry of Transport. From 2025, you will have to shell out money for travel on regional roads, from 2035 - “from all road users,” that is, in cities. About whether this is an undertaking of the owners of private vehicles, officials are shyly silent. For now. The cynicism lies in the fact that the new levies are presented as a "great blessing" - the right to ride free on public transport, which can be introduced in 15 years. "Servants of the people" offer to transfer people to bicycles and scooters that are popular today. In this regard, I would like to say the following.

At first, public transport is best developed in our country only in giant megalopolises like Moscow and St. Petersburg. The situation behind the Ring Road is completely different, and it is very difficult to do without personal vehicles. The introduction of a new levy will reduce the mobility of the population, hitting development economics, and will "tie" people to the ground more tightly.

Secondly, “Free” travel in public transport is a fiction. This public service does not pay for itself, therefore it is subsidized from the budget. That is, ultimately, "free travel" is paid from our taxes. If the population is forcibly transferred to buses and trolleybuses, traffic and budgetary burden will only increase.

Let's remember that car owners also have to pay transport tax and fuel excise taxes. And now the new road taxes? What's next? Beard tax? Air tax?
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  1. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 14 September 2020 12: 08
    It meant new road fees - someday you will get drunk tightly !!!
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 14 September 2020 12: 11
    Air tax? No, the tax is on arrogance and greed, and also on stupidity, and who does not pay - send to the "land department" !!!
  3. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
    Cudgel (Dubina) 14 September 2020 12: 53
    No wonder. Rottenberg has crushed the autodor for himself, from here paysites are introduced everywhere. If the Great Combinator, the friend of the oligarchs, cannot be kicked out of the Kremlin with a kick in the ass, then the friends - the oligarchs, the father of the Nation will devour us.
    But these are still flowers, the Rottenbergs will be seized by the food industry and they will cook rotten meat at the price of marbled beef.
  4. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 14 September 2020 13: 20
    We swam, we know. They promised to abolish the tax on transport, in return by increasing the excise tax. The excise tax was increased, the tax was not canceled.
    It will be the same here.
    1. Rosko Offline Rosko
      Rosko (Dmitry Bogatov) 14 September 2020 23: 05
      What bastard minus something interesting?
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 14 September 2020 15: 32
    At one time we had free buses here (in Nizhnevartovsk). Pretty convenient. Again, savings on conductors. I tried to ride, it's funny to watch people come in and start looking for someone to pay laughing
    I did not delve into the essence of the program, we will wait for the details. In the meantime .... judging by the authorship of the article and how it "praises" .... for some reason, it has surfaced in my memory ...

  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 14 September 2020 16: 48
    New taxes and the refusal of Putin and the company to introduce a progressive tax and a tax on luxury in the Russian Federation will make Russians think about changing the ruling regime in the Russian Federation! Let Chubais go by public transport, such as he is long been missed by vans!
  7. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 14 September 2020 19: 14
    The food supply is decreasing, and the powers that be want to live well, so they have to rip off the people
  8. Nick Offline Nick
    Nick (Nikolai) 15 September 2020 07: 23
    Will pass the idea from the Ministry of Transport or not - the grandmother said in two. Will the State Duma pass the law? That is the question. If United Russia occupies three quarters of the Duma again, then any stupid law will be adopted, the new pension legislation has already proven this.
    A year later, new elections to the State Duma. People, go to the polls and see who you vote for!
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 September 2020 08: 13
      Quote: Nick
      A year later, new elections to the State Duma. People, go to the polls and see who you vote for!

      Golden words
  9. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 15 September 2020 08: 29
    Toll roads require a service. And these are not only gas stations, but also hotels, establishments where you can have a snack, in general, a good rest. If this is not the case, then you should not fence the garden. And it would be better parallel to this road, the road was simpler.
  10. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 15 September 2020 17: 59
    Is this another step towards a union state? Toll roads have long been in Belarus. Not all, but a lot, and for everyone.