In a move clearly aimed at encouraging more births in this country, a top government official has come up with a plan to re-introduce the long-abandoned childless tax in Russia.Speaking to the press after a seminar that focused on low birth rates in Russia health and social development minister Mikhail Zurabov suggested that childless taxpayers should help the state support families with children and thus at least partially assume the cost of encouraging more births….
The country’s population is declining by at least 700,000 people each year, leading to slow depopulation of the northern and eastern extremes of Russia, the emergence of hundreds of uninhabited “ghost villages” and an increasingly aged workforce. Official Russian forecasts, along with those from international organizations like the UN, predict a decline from 146 million to between 80 and 100 million by 2050…
In his state of the nation address earlier this year President Vladimir Putin said the most urgent problem facing Russia was its demographic crisis….
These days in Russia many married couples are reluctant about having babies, even if they are well-off and can afford to multiply. Many of the generation of those who are now in their 30s and 40s have already developed a set of personal values and there is hardly a place for a kid in their lives. Maybe, they would not mind a surcharge to exonerate themselves. If, of course, they ever experience any pangs of guilt…
Well, it’s not like there is not plenty of evidence that Russia, Japan, and most of Europe is dying, and no amount of financial incentives are going to put humpty-dumpty back together again.
I give it one more generation (perhaps 1.5 generations) before the West fades to black. If you’re looking for good returns on your investment, the only industry you are likely to find any growth is in retirement homes and funeral parlours – that is, if there is enough skilled labour to build them. The Gerintology Generation is about to burst the West’s opulent and decadent lifestyle, and all of those idiots who thought morality had no impact on the bottom line are going to get a cruel lesson in Economics 101.
There’s gonna come a point where young people are going to be the hottest commodity on the planet, and yes, I say commodity with trepiditation. As the New Italian Minister for Families recently admitted,
“Maybe we should have confronted this problem 30 years ago, but we didn’t and so we know the policies that we put into place have to be powerful,” said Rosi Bindi, the new minister. “There has to be an immediate inversion of tendencies.”
The problem here is very simple. We need to acknowledge a basic fact of civilization: no kids, no future. And kids requires sacrifice. Say it with me folks, s-a-c-r-i-f-i-c-e.
Understand that contraception and abortion have ruined the West.
If you want to understand why we are in the mess we are in today, visit my little venture and order some of the recordings. Let’s start admitting the truth about our predicament and start honestly talking about our most holy secular sacraments of contraception and abortion.
Western civilization depends on it. You can’t keep killing your future and expect this not to have any impact on the culture. It takes time to unravel, but now 40 years since the advent of the Pill, we are beginning to see the consequences of our choices.
What’s amazing to me is, despite the incontrovertible evidence of our population implosion, the Left is still pushing condoms and abortion like the crew of the Titantic was pushing lifesavers. Remarkable.