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Wealthwatch Wednesday Chat 1-21-16
OOTW: SO BUTIFLDRM AND I ARE GETTING BOMBARDED WITH ARTICLES THAT , AT FIRST READ, SEEM TO STATE THAT THEY ARE NOT IMPLEMENTING THE TAXES AND OR TARIFFS
OOTW: THIS IS NOT THE CASE
OOTW: HERE'S WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING
OOTW: REMEMBER BACK IN 2015 WHEN THE 2015 BUDGET SAID THEY WERE GOING TO IMPLEMENT THE TARIFFS?
OOTW: WELL, AS WE KNOW THEY DIDNT DO THAT
OOTW: AND THERE WAS MONEY THAT WAS SUPPOSED ACCRUED FROM THAT
OOTW: BUT IT WASN'T OOTW: SO NOW THE GOVT IS FORGIVING THAT DEBT
OOTW: HERE ARE SOME SECTIONS FROM A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE
OOTW: The Cabinet approved the waiver of the debt owed by the ministries and departments is related to the Ministry for the settlement of accounts due to non-payment of the tax provided for in Article (33 / paragraph a) of the federal budget for the financial year / 2015 law, based on the provisions of the law of financial management and public debt, number (95) of 2004 amended, from the date of 14 / 10/2015 until 01.21.2016.
OOTW: SO SINCE THEYRE WRITING THIS OFF THROUGH JANUARY 21 2016, NOW WE WAIT TO SEE IF THE TARIFFS GO INTO EFFECT ON THE 22ND
OOTW: THEY SHOULD ALREADY BE IN EFFECT, BUT THIS LANGUAGE LENDS PAUSE FOR CONCERN
OOTW: HERE IS A LINK TO VIEW THIS IN THIS WEEK'S GOVT THREAD
OOTW: ALSO I BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO START TAKING THE SHIA MILITIAS SERIOUSLY NOW...BUTIFLDRM HAS DISCUSSED THIS WITH ME, AS SHE'S BEEN FOLLOWING THIS CLOSELY
OOTW: AND CHATTELS TOO
OOTW: IF THEY CAN GET THIS UNDER CONTROL, WE SHOULD BE SEEING MORE COHESION IN THE PARLIAMENT
Butifldrm: YES, NOW ABADI IS DOING DAMGAE CONTROL OVER THE SHIA MALITIAS
OOTW: NOTHING IN IRAQ IS ISOLATED
OOTW: EVERYTHING INTERCONNECTS
Butifldrm: IF THE COALITION FORCES DOE NOT SHOW UP TO PARLIAMENT, THE IMPORTANT LAWS, THE LAWS WHICH NEED 2/3 VOTES LIKE AMNESTY, HCL, ETC, .... WILL NEVER
Butifldrm: THE LAWS BROKEN
OOTW: THE MOST IMPORTANT LAWS WE'RE AWAITING ARE ECONOMIC LAWS....(YES, UNDERLYING THEM TOO ARE SECTARIAN ISSUES, AS WITH ALL LAWS - YET THESE LAWS DUE TO THE DIRE ECONOMIC SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY HAVE ACHIEVED CONSENSUS) - WE NEED TO SEE AMENDMENTS TO THE BANKING ACT
OOTW: AND HERES A REMINDER FROM A RECENT ARTICLE QUOTING SALEH
OOTW: "It is said that a number of legal and House of Representatives demanded that the Iraqi Central Bank Amendment Act in order to assist the Iraqi state in its current financial crisis Adin, he can amend the law because of the paragraphs not classified in the Iraqi constitution. "
OOTW: THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED HERE AND AT OTHER SITES....THE GOI IS THREATENING THAT IF THE CBI DOESN'T GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER , THAT THE GOI IS GOING TO AMEND THE BANKING ACT
OOTW: AND CAN DO, BECAUSE (AS SALEH SAYS) THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR THE BANKING LAW
OOTW: I'VE NO DOUBT THE CBI WILL FIGHT THIS AS LONG AS THEY CAN
Butifldrm: I HOPE SELAH'S RIGHT !!!!!
OOTW: ME TOO BABE
SWSD: ‹@MichelleL› !!!! Long time no see!!!!!
MichelleL: you haven't seen me cause I've been in hiding, Dude ;)
MichelleL: oops, long gone - guess I'll come back later!
OOTW: HIYA EVERYONE OOTW: 2016 BUDGET OFFICIALLY IN THE GAZETTE
OOTW: AT LEAST THEY SEEM TO BE POSTING ISSUES OF THE GAZETTE FASTER - LESS TIME BETWEEN PUBLICATIONS
UNEEK: ‹@OOTW› ty sure hope that is a sign of something big
OOTW: WE'LL SEE UNEEK
OOTW: Finance Minister holds press conference Thursday January 21, 2016 [Image: 198346.JPG] On the occasion of the adoption of the federal budget law for 2016, and published in the Official Gazette contract Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari on January 21, 2016, press conference at the headquarters of the Office of the Ministry.
The minister reviewed the financial conditions experienced by Iraq as it faces challenges Ankhvaz oil prices and the ongoing war on terror entity Daash.
OOTW: The Minister also provided concise objects of expenditure and available resources and spending priorities of paying employees and retirees' salaries and social protection network and that by taking advantage of all the alternatives and options available and pointed to the need for the cooperation of all state institutions in order to accomplish this goal and to support the Government's efforts to expand the non-oil resources.
He also stressed on the continuation of cooperation with international financial institutions, particularly the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. At the conclusion of the press conference which was attended by Arab and foreign satellite channels, international agencies and other media the minister replied to reporters' questions with full transparency.
OOTW: HERE IS AN ARTICLE SUPPOSEDLY CONTAINING ZEBARI'S WORDS FROM THE CONFERENCE
OOTW: Zebari: balancing the region in 2016 will not extradite him unless it is committed to the terms of the budget law [expanded] History of edits:: 2016/1/21 19:02 • 52 visits readable Zebari: balancing the region in 2016 will not extradite him unless it is committed to the terms of the budget law [expanded] [Baghdad - where]
Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari announced that the share of the Kurdistan region present the budget law and will not act unless his commitment to paragraphs set out in the budget law, and in case of non-compliance will be retained with the money and keep it. "
Zebari said at a press conference held today at the Ministry Building and attended by all of Iraq [where] that "the dialogue between the federal government and the province continuously but without progress." He denied the Minister of Finance government's intention to lay off 200 000 government employees, stressing that this is Matrouh thing and has no basis of Health, said,
"The payroll that link a month to the Ministry of 4 trillion and 100 million dinars, stressing that obliged to pay salaries and to have alternatives to meet the amounts in several ways and alternatives to whatever Oil prices fell the government."
With regard to the World Bank loan, Zebari pointed out that " loan received by Iraq before the end of last year's Miliro $ 200 million amount does not guarantee a condition that allocates $ 200 million of it to repair Mosul Dam, and $ 300 million to the Basra Gas Company, and the rest to support the budget.
"He said the Minister of Finance that" the Ministry has also implemented 63 % of the investment and ongoing Almoisntin last for 2015, adding that the oil revenues are limited and must be offset by all means and ways, and must be real action and reform in the economic structure of Iraq and review all of these expenses and be objectively measured ".anthy
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lonegunman: OK nothing happening ! so howz bout some entertainment !!
lonegunman: gee donnie thats a sad face
SWSD: So I heard today that the budget has been printed in the gazette. Is there a rate attached to it, and if not, what does the budget in gazette do for us?
SWSD: have heard every year, they can adjust the budget once they rv, yada yada yada
Wheresmyrv?: I heard that too
lonegunman: ‹@SWSD› no Idea ! so it's printed !!! is it in effect or " implemented " who know's
SWSD: more stuff to hype i guess huh
lonegunman: ‹@SWSD› yep