The Communist party in the Duma introduced a bill on moratorium on raising the retirement age
Moscow. May 15. INTERFAX.RU — the Faction of the Communist party introduces a bill on a moratorium on raising the retirement age by 2030, said a member of the faction Oleg Smolin.
He believes that “raising the retirement age will slow down technological progress, as it will generate a huge number of cheap excess labor”.
The MP also said that as a result of refusal of indexation of pensions to working pensioners the Pension Fund lost $ 125 billion rubles more than was saved. “As a result of the fact that pensions are indexed not running in 2016, ceteris paribus a working pensioner receives approximately 22.5% less than the unemployed; he had short nearly 13% in 2016-m to year, almost six in 2017 and 4% in 2018 year. In terms of compound interest of 24%, almost a quarter,” — said the Deputy.
As a result, says Smolin, there are predictable consequences: “some pensioners went to work, and most of the leaves in the shade”.
“When we were preparing a bill to restore indexing of pensions, we looked at the data on the Rosstat website; it turned out that on 1 January 2016, we had 15.3 million working pensioners, on the first of January 2017 9.9 million, that is, almost 5.5 million less. We calculated the loss, it was found that the losses of the Pension Fund at 125 billion more than the savings. Avaricious financiers, that is, remained without trousers,” he added.