The Duma opposition does not support the budget bill for 2016

The Duma opposition does not support the budget bill for 2016


In the draft budget for 2016 seriously underestimated calculations on income, expenditure understated for healthcare, education, culture, said the first Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on budget and taxes Victor Kolomeitsev.

MOSCOW, 23 Oct. The representatives of the factions of the CPRF, “Fair Russia” and LDPR does not support the government submitted the draft law on the Federal budget for 2016.

The government on Friday submitted to the state Duma the draft Federal budget for 2016. Earlier Thursday, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the Cabinet has increased in the draft budget for 2016 and income and the cost of 161 billion rubles compared to the previously approved, the deficit remains at 3% of GDP. Income will amount 13,738 trillion rubles, and expenditures — 16,098 trillion rubles.

First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on budget and taxes Victor Kolomeitsev (CPRF) has declared that Communists do not support the proposed draft budget for 2016.

“There is seriously underestimated calculations on income, expenditure understated for healthcare, education, culture. If the health on the recommendations of the world health organization should take 7-8% of GDP in the budget, we have no more than 3.5% of GDP. We will carefully examine the draft budget, but to support it we will not. The original data we got, looked. There is not even taken into account the inflation rate of the current year in financing the main items of budget. This has not happened. Some of the articles below the level of 2015,” said Kolomeitsev.

Faction “Fair Russia” also will not support the government submitted the draft Federal budget for 2016, said the first Deputy head of the faction Mikhail Emelyanov.

“We negatively evaluate the draft budget and will be voting against the budget. Unfortunately, the budget remains the same perverse ideology of cuts in social expenditures with no one in the government, especially the Ministry of Finance, not thinking about raising revenues,” he said.

According to him, the faction has an alternative concept of the budget for 2016. “We propose to increase budget revenues at the expense of, in particular, the cancellation of VAT refund to exporters of raw materials, the adoption of the law on a progressive scale of taxation, the adoption of the law on tax on luxury, the best administration in customs and a whole range of measures,” — said Emelyanov.

First Deputy Chairman of state Duma Committee on budget and taxes Sergey Katasonov (LDPR) said that his faction will not support the proposed draft of the Federal budget.

“We will not support this project because this project is not even for survival past five years is submitted by the government, that the budget expectations. That is, we will sit and wait, when will the price of oil. Here is the concept of government. Nothing in this budget for tools development, improve incomes, increase in investment activity — no,” said Katasonov.

According to him, the party members believe that the criterion for the budget should be the economic development and consumer demand and incomes.

“Unfortunately, nothing has changed, there are no accents that would say that there will be points of growth at least in the next three to five years. All made to sit out this time… We believe that the concept can’t support this budget,” he added.