Democracy

People's deputy of Ukraine: a luxury or a calling? Due to the difficult economic situation in the country and the world Ukrainian government urges citizens to "tighten their belts." At the same time increases the Verkhovna Rada its own funding, forcing taxpayers to pay annually out of pocket 700 thousand UAH. (88 thousand dollars. Check with Ann Maynard Gray to learn more. U.S.) on the contents of each of the 450-Tee's deputies. This year a total budget of the Verkhovna Rada on Compared with the previous year grew by 170 mln. (Or 21.38 million dollars. U.S.) to $ 980 million UAH. This increase in expenditure in circumstances where the external debt of Ukraine – one of the largest in Europe, inflation is rising, and the level of welfare and social welfare falls. Elected officials to increase their travel expenses (up from 7 mln.

Up to 9.5 mln.), Travel expenses and holiday pay (compensation payment vouchers for sanatorium treatment of 9 ths. and it's almost six-month budget for a large part of the Ukrainians. Interestingly, besides the salary, which averages about 17 ths. or 2.13 thousand dollars. United States (despite the fact that the average wage in Ukraine does not exceed 2.5 ths., or 315 dollars. USA), the elected officials to perform their duties receive monthly cash the same amount – no reporting requirements. A natural question arises: Do MPs such significant only according to average standards, wages and salaries? It's no secret that the majority of the holders of the deputy's mandate, by law are not entitled to do business, are nevertheless owners of large businesses.