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Georgy Kamnev: Average pension in region no less than 18-20 thousand rubles

10:49 | 23.08.2016 | Economy

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Penza, 23 August 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza region pension minimum should amount to 14,630 rubles, and the average pension — no less than 18-20 thousand rubles a month. This opinion was expressed by the first Secretary of the regional Communist party, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region Georgy Kamnev, commenting on recent media information about the possible replacement of the second scheduled pension indexation in 2016 by a one-time payment.

Georgy Kamnev: Average pension in region no less than 18-20 thousand rubles

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“The pension should not be below 70% of the average wage in the region. This is my personal position, and the position of the Communist party. The question is where to get the money? After all, liberals constantly say that there is no money, we need to hold on, to wait. Actually the money is right there, but to make it get to ordinary people, three conditions must be met. The first one is to forward the money from oil and gas sale in the budget, and not purchasing securities abroad. The second condition is to introduce a progressive tax for the rich. And, finally, to ban the export of capital. The money earned in Russia must remain in the country,” the agency interlocutor said.

Answering PenzaNews question about whether pension increase may cause inflation rise, Georgy Kamnev expressed confidence that this will not happen.

“We are told on TV that it will be so. But it will not. If retirees receive pension, where will they spend the money? Medicines, food products of domestic production. And this, in turn, will give impetus to the development of the economy, domestic demand will increase, businesses will produce more,” the leader of Penza Communists explained.

He stressed that the excessive support of the banking sector only hurts the economy.

“In my opinion, in this situation it is the financiers who enrich, constantly circulating the money. The allocation of huge funds to support banks instead of raising salaries and pensions cause direct harm to the real economy, i.e. industrial, agricultural, processing enterprises,” Georgy Kamnev concluded.

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