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05 November 2014, 14:12

Lukashenko wants scroungers placed in jobs

MOGILEV, 5 November (BelTA) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko wants decisive measures to make scroungers work. Alexander Lukashenko made the statement while talking to workers of the company OOO Protos in Mogilev Oblast on 5 November, BelTA has learned.

“You are already familiar with my demand that caused so much controversy: everyone who can work should work. No parasitism will be tolerated. Some do not work, do not pay taxes, but their level of living is not worse than yours. They milk the system taking advantage of education and healthcare that are provided free of charge or nearly free of charge,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state reiterated his demand to make scroungers work. In his words, there are about 400,000 sluggards in the country. However, this does not pertain to those who work in Russia. “They say that Lukashenko wants those who work in Russia to come back. It is not true. Make money, send it here and this will be your contribution. I mean other people – sluggards who work neither in Belarus nor in Russia, nor in other countries,” the Belarusian President underlined. “When they turn 60, they will claim a pension. Who will give them their pensions? You and me. Therefore, I want dramatic measures to deal with those who do not work anywhere,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

Everyone should work, be useful to their families and the state, the Belarusian President underlined. “The areas of responsibility of the state are clear. These are children, education and healthcare, defense, security and many more. This needs money,” the head of state continued.

“If you think that we do not need money for that, we will soon get the situation that is happening now in Ukraine,” he noted. At the end of the meeting Alexander Lukashenko repeated that the government will take the necessary steps to fight parasitism.

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