Iran: Raisi Disregard all Terrible Economic Data
Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian regime’s president, said during a recent visit to the Qom region that his government’s initiatives had resulted in lower inflation rates in Iran. Even the regime’s officials and Iran’s state media, on the other hand, have refuted and criticized his allegations.” One of the problems with the system is that our officials don’t claim responsibility for their statements,” said former Iranian MP Mohammad Reza Kabaz.
People are sleeping in buses because they can’t pay the rent
The state-run Eghtesad-e Puya media source observed that the economic situation in Iran ‘has worsened to the point that people are sleeping in buses because they can’t pay the rent’ in a reflection of Raisi’s first hundred days as the regime’s president.According to Hamdeli daily, Iran’s inflation rate has already surpassed 45 percent, indicating that the economy is deteriorating. With Iranian families’ minimum expenditures approaching 115 million rials, workers’ salaries only cover a third to half of the costs of living, forcing many families to live below the poverty line.
“The budget for next year will result in more poverty for the people,” according to a comment from the Kar Va Kargar website about the recently released government budget for 2022-2023. Simultaneously, the Emrooz website predicted that Raisi’s administration will likely increase taxes in order to cover up additional budget deficits.
The media publishes news about the awful living situations of Iranians
Despite Raisi’s alleged vow to lower Iran’s inflation rates down to single digits, analysts have cautioned that because the ‘economic breakdown‘ is so severe, “the continued trend is indicating that the government is reaching the end of its honeymoon,” according to the Mardom Salari newspaper. On the other side, various experts and officials have issued dire warnings about poverty, hunger, and the precarious state of millions of Iranians.
Every day, the state media publishes news about the awful living situations of Iranians who are trying to make ends meet. People living on buses to ladies selling their hair to get what little money they can to sustain their family are among the stories told, but the most common is the misery of employees across the country who are protesting for their most fundamental rights.
The government is facing “serious challenges
With regard to the latter, the regime continues to ignore demonstrators’ demands, instead of focusing on its efforts to suppress dissent at all costs. This year’s budget bill allocates a considerable portion of the budget to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), increasing its spending by 240 percent. The IRGC has historically aided the regime in suppressing dissent and unrest, and this latest boost in financial assistance for them will further encourage them to continue fighting for the mullahs against the Iranian people.
The situation is so bad within the regime that members of the Majlis (parliament) have stated that the government is facing “serious challenges” and cautioned Raisi that the economic conditions in Iran’s society are “becoming a serious problem.”
The regime’s approach, as in previous decades, has been to subdue the people with violence rather than fulfill their needs. Suppression and violence, on the other hand, are becoming more useless in the face of an enraged society that stands to lose nothing but poverty and tyranny.