Stalin back from the dead?

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Stalin back from the dead?

As they say, its a start............

Russia plans to slash 100,000 bureaucrat jobs by 2013, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, in a drive to reduce costs and modernize the country's bloated bureaucracy.

"We expect that in the three years more than 100,000 federal civil servant jobs will be cut," Kudrin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.

"The overall savings from this by the third year will amount to 43 billion rubles (1.4 billion dollars)," he added.

A ruble sure doesn't buy what it used to. Laughing

http://news.ph.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4346459

This after Cuba announced eliminating 500,000 govt. jobs.  Are these guys converting to hard core conservative capitalists?

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Re: Stalin back from the dead?
yobob1 wrote:

As they say, its a start............

Russia plans to slash 100,000 bureaucrat jobs by 2013, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, in a drive to reduce costs and modernize the country's bloated bureaucracy.

"We expect that in the three years more than 100,000 federal civil servant jobs will be cut," Kudrin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.

"The overall savings from this by the third year will amount to 43 billion rubles (1.4 billion dollars)," he added.

A ruble sure doesn't buy what it used to. Laughing

http://news.ph.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4346459

This after Cuba announced eliminating 500,000 govt. jobs.  Are these guys converting to hard core conservative capitalists?

Barack will hire them here since our government is expanding.

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Re: Stalin back from the dead?

Cuba took a serious turn for the worse twenty years ago when the Soviet Union cracked up, and cut off Cuba's payment-in-kind subsidies. Since then, Russia has had a semi-free economy, while Cuba remained a centrally-planned backwater along with North Korea and ... well, those are the only two old-line communist throwbacks I can think of. 

It's really rather amazing that Cuba soldiered along for two more dismal decades, with almost no private-sector business acitivity except in the black market.

In the equally decrepit so-called capitalist world, it's easy to identify some complacent US client states -- Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, to name five of them -- that are going to face a similar fate when the bankrupt US regime cuts off their undeserved subsidies. We won't be crying any tears for any of these long-running negative-return projects. Never mind about paying us back; just take the needle out of our vein! 

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Re: Stalin back from the dead?

great punSealed

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Re: Stalin back from the dead?

Right on, machinehead. +1

Seriously, those who depend on us are in for a world of hurt if--when unless some serious changes happen--the USA goes down in flames.

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