Skip to comments.Putin plans boost to birth rate ( $50 billion funds by 2015)
Posted on 04/20/2011 5:28:03 PM PDT by kronos77
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced plans to arrest the declining birth rate in Russia and to extend life expectancy.
The government is set to spend the equivalent of 36 billion euros to boost the birth rate by up to 30 percent by 2015.
That was one of a raft of policies outlined in a wide ranging speech lasting two hours by Russias premier to the lower house of the Russian Parliament.
He said the country was emerging powerfully from the global financial crisis and warned the economy must diversify away from energy and mineral exports and reduce its economic dependence on the outside world.
The country needs a decade of strong, calm development. Without different kinds of swings, poorly thought out experiments based on, at times, unjustified liberalism or on the other hand social demagoguery, he said.
As Moscow prepares for a presidential election next year Putin did not say whether he and Dimitry Medvedev had agreed which of them would run.
Analysts see Putins emphasis on his governments economic achievements in his speech as the prime minister underlining his credentials.
It might help if Russians stopped using abortion as a main form of birth control.
Russia has a horrifying abortion rate. A country engaged in self genocide.
The Russian population is declining a few million per year, and there aren’t many children being born to replace them.
The Muslims will gladly fill the population vacuum in time.
Population control by abortion sounded like a bright idea 50 years ago. Too bad it’s got a boomerang effect, which China will soon discover too.
Declining population in a nation with rich resources neighboring an overpopulated nation with dwindling supplies. Good thing they still have a lot of nukes, or chances are they’d relive an Eastern invasion.
“...spend the equivalent of 36 billion euros to boost the birth rate...”
Dang, just image getting paid to hit it!
Vodka plus abortion equals a declining population.
Of course, here, we use drugs and abortion to accomplish the same. We make up for it with illegals crossing the border.
Ain't gonna work, Pooty-poot, not if you intend to continue central planning. Free enterprise with its inevitable cycles is the only proven successful economic engine. The problem with it as far as countries like yours are concerned is that it requires FREEDOM.
Putin dumped his wife and knocked up a young muzzie chick.
You do not approve?
Everybody needs new tires. It’s axiomatic.
That's looking at an effect and not a cause; Putin is brighter than that. He's going to address the underlying question of making it both respectable and economically feasible for people to marry and start families in their late teens or early twenties. I.e. he intends to do what we should be doing.
“Dang, just image getting paid to hit it!”
Yea, that’s really what it is. Putin has simply figured it out ahead of the West, which is somewhat understandable given his country’s dire situation.
The bottom line is that women have CHOICES now (except in Muslim countries...where they don’t don’t have a problem with too few kids). Sure, most women will still choose to have kids (a natural instinct), but some will not and don’t even need to get tied-down (i.e., married) - they have their own money, who needs a man? Many others will have that, almost mandatory (in social circles), trophy-child, but stop at that.
And then the effects of the above hit, and you have a Demographic Winter, as Mark Steyn calls it...with an ever shrinking population...or at least a shrinking population of the people you need to hold on to your culture.
The solution - there are some options.
1) Replicate the Muslim approach and pretty much shut the doors to women in the workforce.
2) Literally pay women to have kids...sure in the Ayn Rand world of yesterday, this was not be needed (because we more or less shut out women from the workforce)...but in the REAL WORLD of today...it’s the only solution that can work. And what makes this hard for the West is that the money has to go to the RIGHT people...obviously.
3) Or simply watch our civilization slowly shrink, until it is weak enough for people we don’t like to simply snuff it out.
So, sorry if I violate our standards here, but I have kids and hopefully will have grand kids, and would hate to see them live in an (even further) crumbling society.
“That’s looking at an effect and not a cause; Putin is brighter than that. He’s going to address the underlying question of making it both respectable and economically feasible for people to marry and start families in their late teens or early twenties. I.e. he intends to do what we should be doing. “
If he pulls that off, can we pay him to advise here?
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I hope he has help. I doubt Vlad knocks up more than a couple dozen chicks per year.
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