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Just Russia welcomes Putin’s Address

December 12, 2012, 20:39 UTC+3

At the same time, Mironov said the main thing was missing from the speech

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MOSCOW, December 12 (Itar-Tass) —— Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov said he was pleased with President Vladimir Putin’s Address to the Federal Assembly delivered on Wednesday, December 12.

At the same time, he said it “still leaves a dubious feeling”.

“The first thing that came as a pleasant surprise is phrases and terms that Russia should be much bigger, that a family with three children should become fashionable in Russia, as well as the fight against offshore schemes, a luxury tax and elimination of ethnic enclaves in our country,” Mironov said.

“We also heard the word ‘Russian’ and that the Russian people is the brace that keeps our multiethnic people together. This is very important,” he added.

Mironov also noted the importance of reforms in the housing sector. “We have been saying for many years that mortgage loans are affordable for a narrow circle of people and that it is necessary to solve housing problems for the majority of people. Today we heard it from the president,” the MP said.

At the same time, Mironov said the main thing was missing from the speech. “We did not see the political will to solve the problem of social inequality drastically,” he said, referring to progressive tax rates.

“We are convinced to the contrary that progressive rates will not only generate an additional serious budget revenue of up to 3,000 billion roubles but will also redistribute our people’s income fairer,” Mironov said.


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