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Intergenerational Warfare
Russian Pensioners Have Never Lived So Large Before
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  • aussie43

    Its hard to balance the budgets everywhere. Maybe taking a bit from the workers is better than borrowing billions from the financial markets.

  • gabrielsyme

    Compare this to Social Security. Sure, the one-time lump payment is a bit of a gimmick, and diverting payments from the savings plan is a temporary tax hike. But at least Russia has a savings plan – there is no such pension ownership at all in the American system. Score one for Russia.

  • LarryD

    As Heinlein put it, TANSTAAFL “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”

  • Kev

    I don’t understand what this post is supposed to prove? That Putin does a better job taking care of the retirees, than Russian liberals did?

    Let’s not forget that when Boris Nemtsov and his buddies ruled Russia in the 1990s, pensions were not paid for months! And Russians were told to accept that because “Democracy”. Pension in Russia may not be much, but at least it’s paid now, on time.

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