Iraq’s Budget and Citizens: Quest for the Distribution of Six Billion Dollars Between Citizens
|February 8, 2011||Filled under All Dinar Trade Articles|
Seeks about half the members of the House of Representatives to include the general budget for the year 2011 a provision on the distribution of six billion dollars between citizens, in order to raise their standard of living.
All these moves come at a time when the President alluded to the possibility of the House of Representatives Legislation Act contains a substantial reduction in the salaries of members of the three presidencies and those with special grades.
Nujaifi announced its support for the reduction of the salaries of the three presidencies, ministers, MPs and their grade in line with the current stage and in support of the national economy.
However, he said in a statement issued by his press office: The «It needs to be legislation requiring the intervention of the Council of Ministers to submit a bill to reduce salaries for approval in the House of Representatives». It is said that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki issued a directive to the financial advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister, reduced from 50 percent of his monthly salary as head of the cabinet and returned to the state treasury account as of this month.
Maliki said: that this step due to «contribute to reducing the disparity between salaries of employees in state institutions, including help in reducing disparities in living standards for the various strata of society, and in conjunction with the discussion of the House of Representatives of the budget of the federal financial of the State».
For his part, MP for the National Alliance Abbas al-Bayati said to reduce the salaries of members of the presidencies and those with special grades in half enjoys the support and acceptance.
Al-Bayati said the “morning” from going to move the initiative in parliament to pass a law that puts him pay a fair and balanced reduces the differences between staff and those with special grades.
In the meantime, said block Liberal of the Sadrist movement, that the bloc will not vote on the budget unless it allocates 15 percent of oil revenues, salaries for the Iraqi people. Leadership in the cluster MP Bahaa al-said in a news conference: «We have 140 to 160 signatures from House members to support this requirement, and we promise the Iraqi people that we will not vote on the budget, unless this requirement.
It is said that the federal budget of about $ 90 billion, ie, that 15 percent ratio required distribution of six billion dollars. In the framework of relevant, announced the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives that the Government will launch about 290 thousand degrees, and functional as soon as the ratification of the federal budget for the current year.
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