Increasing the price of a loaf of bread is in the interest of the citizen. “… Sisi’s hostility to support has other goals.”

“Increasing the price of a loaf of bread is in the interest of the citizen,” said Sisi’s Minister of Supply, Ali al-Moselhi, to one of the media arm of the coup recently, justifying the increase in the price of a loaf of bread that Sisi promised several months ago, and his government is studying the increase that threatens the livelihood of the poor.

The statement did not add anything new to the way of thinking of the coup officials and their view of decisions that harm Egyptians as gains that the Egyptian people should thank our Lord for day and night. Rather, it confirmed the disdain by these officials of those disastrous decisions that will add large numbers to the lists of the needy and the poor and those who finish their dinner in sleep because of the tightness of the hand and the high prices of all goods and services.

In his statement, Al-Moselhi revealed the approach of the military coup in favor of the citizen through endless series of taxes, fees and price increases, which moved millions to the circle of poverty until many Egyptians did not find their livelihood.

illogical justifications

The justifications of the Sisi government are far from human reason and logic, and reveal the inability and inability to convince public opinion of the disasters caused by Sisi and his gang against the citizen.

Al-Moselhi added, “The price of a loaf of bread cannot continue at 5 piasters for 33 years, which is a false approach in justifying the price increases. This is the fourth expected increase since the military coup. The price of a loaf of bread has been increased indirectly, as its weight has been reduced from 130 grams during the days of the martyr President Mohamed Morsi, then it was reduced to 110 grams, followed by the weight discount recently to 90 grams, then the next Sisi increase comes to raise the price to about 25 piasters, or more or less, which represents the fourth increase in the loaf of bread, since the coup Military”.

He claimed that “the ministry has conducted studies and developed different scenarios for the new price.”

He continued, “The support is workers against a hero. No, I am responsible for managing this file and we are talking about 87 billion pounds annually in subsidizing supplies and living to take into account its efficiency and effectiveness, as if the effectiveness does not come and is achieved only by increasing the price.”

The Ministry of Supply Supply for the coup is currently studying an increase in the price of a loaf of bread, to submit its results to the Council of Ministers of the coup for discussion, after the price of a loaf of bread remained untouched, despite the Egyptian government’s lifting of subsidies on fuel and electricity, liberalizing the dollar exchange rate and increasing ticket prices. Subway.

According to state budget data, the value of subsidies for a loaf of bread in the fiscal year 2018-2019 was about 42.3 billion pounds, and the number of beneficiaries reached 74 million people.

The value of the subsidy allocated to the loaf of bread increased during the following fiscal years, until it reached 44.9 billion pounds in the current fiscal year.

more recently; Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced that “the state is about to increase the price of a loaf of bread, saying, it is time to increase the price of a loaf of bread, and it is not permissible for the price of 20 loaves to be equal to the price of a cigarette.”

Subsidized bread is given to ration card holders with a ration of 5 loaves per person per day.

According to the official statistics of the Ministry of Coup Supply, which was announced last May, 71.5 million Egyptians benefit from subsidized bread cards in the country, whose population exceeds 100 million.

Since the military coup, Sisi has followed an economically brutal policy through increases in the prices of electricity, gasoline, fuel, water, sewage and government services, in addition to the imposition of many fees and other taxes that affected all aspects of life.

statements against the Egyptians

The statements of Sisi and his government about increasing the loaf of bread confirm the tyrannical and brutal position of Sisi against the Egyptians, which was confirmed by his various statements on the issue of support.

Among the most prominent statements of Sisi in this regard:

The commodity must be sold at its real price, and since what happened in 1977, everyone is afraid of a repeat of these decisions, in a meeting with military leaders.

Raising fuel prices is an important step 50 years late, an interview with journalists on July 6, 2014.

Support is more dangerous than corruption, in its second meeting with journalists on August 24, 2014.

The price of a loaf of bread must be raised, August 3, 2021.

In his last statement, he stated that he would be personally responsible for the decision to raise the price of a loaf of bread, and that he would not carry it to the Prime Minister or the Minister of Supply.

Lying never stops

The increase in the prices of bread and food commodities is one of the main instructions of the International Monetary Fund, which is closely affiliated with the major capitalist countries, and whose main functions are to subject the economies of developing countries to specific prescriptions in order to integrate them into the global capitalist market, to strike and liquidate their national industries, to open their markets for foreign companies and products, and to float their national currency. And linking it to the dollar, and enabling the private sector to control the economy and wealth, while liquidating the public sector and plunging countries into an endless cycle of loans, debts, interests, etc., which includes a series of explicit and categorical commands and prohibitions on the weight of:

Do not support goods and services.

Do not impose compulsory prices (pricing) even on the goods of the poor.

Don’t treat people for free.

Do not make education free only in the basic stages.

Do not build homes for the poor.

Do not hire new employees, but try to get rid of the current or reduce them.

It does not eliminate unemployment, as the large number of unemployed enables the private sector to control wages.

Don’t spend on the poor, that’s none of your business.

Do not offer them free or cheap services.

Do not produce on your own, and immediately sell and liquidate the public sector.

Do not approach the private sector, and let him do what he wants.

He is not required to have specific projects, as he is free to invest in whatever he wants.

And do not put any ceiling on his profits, and let him profit as he wants.

Do not restrict ownership, let whoever wants what he wants.

It does not interfere with the right of disposal of buying and selling for Egyptians or foreigners.

You have nothing to do with the fortunes of businessmen, so let them hoard what they want.

It does not set a maximum wage limit.

And don’t set a minimum for it.

It does not resist the differences between the classes and does not seek to bring them closer.

Wages do not increase, and let the market and the private sector determine them.

It does not protect workers from dismissal or dismissal.

Do not protect your national currency and let the market determine its value.

And do not protect your national products with customs.

Don’t be economically independent, connect with the global market and follow it.

Don’t plan ahead, planning hurts the freedom of the market.

Do not rationalize imports and do not resist extravagance.

Never close your door to foreign investment.

Do not place conditions on him, and offer him whatever facilities and exemptions he wants.

Do not prevent the transfer of funds abroad.

Don’t stop borrowing from us, and don’t be late in repayment.

And do not try to dispense with us.

Do not be hostile to Israel, for it is our friend.

It does not oppose Western policies, but rather should cooperate with and support it.

Do not make a decision until after you return to us and do not delay in carrying out our instructions.

Sisi’s intentions

… In addition to these instructions and directives, the military’s ambitions come to control, profit, and subjugate the citizens with the whip of high prices and impoverishment; What turns the Egyptians into mere economic, social and political zeros, they have nothing but to earn a living and only, which is in the interest of the military who are ruling Egypt with the power of tanks and weapons.

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