The Communists said that the current three-year budget does not fit in with Putin’s Message and will not allow you to implement his plans
Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov, commenting on the theses of the message of President RF to the Federal Assembly, stated that “United Russia” named Vladimir Putin “the stronghold of hope”, should be postponed for two weeks the adoption of the draft Federal budget for 2017, 2018 and 2019, to review the implementation of the expenditure side.
According to the Communists, those patients and complex problems, which Putin raised in his message, can be solved only with “adequate financial resources and capable government”, reports RIA “Novosti”. And there are resources in the current budget no.
We will remind, the state Duma on 18 November approved in the first reading the draft Federal budget for 2017 and the planning period of 2018 and 2019 with a deficit of more than 2.75 trillion rubles, i.e. more than 3% of GDP. Thus, the budget is recognized as one of the toughest for the last 14 years. To cover the deficit is expected due to the Reserve Fund and national welfare Fund. But then the Reserve Fund is completely depleted, and the national welfare Fund will be only 4 trillion rubles. The second reading of the draft budget, already named “a budget of stagnation”should be considered on 7 December, and the third on 9 December.
The head of the Russian Communists considers that after Putin’s speech it is necessary to delay the adoption of the budget, so as to execute the orders of the President, based on the current version, it is impossible.
“The question before the “United Russia”, said yesterday that you are our stronghold, you are our hope. So the stronghold must, in my opinion, to respond, to delay, maybe a couple of weeks to pass the second reading of the budget and revise based on the message of the President, the implementation of the expenditure part”, – said Zyuganov.
As reported by RIA “Novosti”, the Communist party leader explained that the discrepancy of the budget and presidential address visible, for example in relation to GDP. “The budget for the next three years of GDP growth of more than half a percent there, and the President sets the task to 2019 the global momentum of development, i.e. in the region of 3%”, – he explained.
Yesterday in the program “60 minutes” on TV channel “Russia 1″ dedicated to the annual Message of the President, Gennady Zyuganov said that Russia continues to fall in the economy and “no stabilization no.”
He called, taking account of the budget in the second reading, make adjustments to take account of the need to develop economy, to make changes to benefit the industry and the social sector. Expenditure on education, science and healthcare needs, in his opinion, to be at least doubled, reports the website of the Communist party.
We will note, Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov also noted that the forecast of the Ministry, “which planned the budget, slightly below the growth rate”, which the message said Vladimir Putin.
According to the Finance Ministry, published on Friday, 2 December, the consolidated budget of the Russian Federation in January-October of 2016 was executed with a deficit of $ 812 billion. The consolidated revenues for the period totaled 21,824 trillion rubles, expenses – 22,636 trillion rubles.
Oil and gas revenues for ten months of 2016 was formed in the amount of
only 3,854 trillion rubles. The non-oil deficit in January-September amounted to 4,665 trillion rubles, reports “Interfax”.
On the eve of the Russian President, speaking with a message to the Federal Assembly instructed to work out the issues of improving mechanisms to ensure the budget regardless of the price of hydrocarbons. “I ask the government to study the issues of improving the mechanisms of providing a sustainable budget and public finances, the fulfillment of all our commitments, regardless of external factors, including the price of hydrocarbons,” – said Putin.