Aggiedad77: Awesome three posts WS.....post 269, 270, and 271.....See Posts below)
The first points to problems the Iraqis face with regard to their economic crisis and how some of PM Abadi's reform efforts stand to change things...oil remains the key lynchpin for Iraq.....even as they attempt to sort through other revenue alternatives.....alternatives that will be slow in changing at best....
Still all eyes are on the price of oil and what will be happening to things on a global basis....
The second article points to the enormous amount of information that becomes distorted in the media these days....especially with things like social media catching on like wildfire as a new means to spread word around the world in lightening speed....spreading news and falsehoods at the same time with no real attempt to garner what the truth might be.....
Both of these articles helped to feed Maliki's machine....his efforts at corruption and misinformation.....his philosophy....tell the lies long enough it is eventually thought of as truth....sad but true...and what a sad state he left the Iraqi state in when he was finally bulldozed from office.....
PM Abadi now a year later is finally feeling he has the confidence and the backing to step up to the microphones and say what really has needed to be said for a long time.
He has the backing of the Iraqi people....he has the strong backing of the religious clerics in Iraq.....most recently we've seen he has the backing of the GCC and of course the US.....
And with Russia and China both knocking on his doors with offers of assistance......he needs to produce results soon.....he's got the time frame....he understands what is at risk....."keep an eye on the time"
Family.....it is important and critical for good things to happen.....these articles all are linked.....it's time to start seeing the fruition of PM Abadi's actions and reforms....
Let's hear from the Parliament next.....they have some skin in this game and they need to be seen as movers and shakers as well....
Let them show they can move mountains....or at the very least that they can move LAWS......
Remember....Maliki's days are severely numbered.....remember.....Parliament has to act....bring forth the LAWS.....and never forget that A and S walk as one.....through them.....the BEST is yet to come. Aloha Randy
Walkingstick » October 6th, 2015, 5:01 pm • [Post 269]
Economy crisis and opportunities for reform 1-3 7/10/2015 0:00
Dr. Ahmed Abrihi Ali
If true, the International Energy Agency estimates about the lack of increased supply from outside the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Countries (OPEC) in the next year, the improved price will depend on its policy, and especially Saudi Arabia, because they can offer control. Expected to remain budget deficit in the next year it has been expanding despite the austerity measures.
As a result deferred the need for current expenditure to sustain the operation of departments and services of security and defense, and payments owed to the projects under implementation to encourage contractors to continue to work. And development and operating expenses of the contracting companies in the sector of oil. And still increase revenue from local sources of non-oil measures confused whether tax, of various kinds, and duties on consumer goods and services and the collection of customs duties and other fees and electricity.
It remains success in the development of sources of revenue from non-oil minimal in the coming year, and needs to build institutional arbitrator in the Ministry of Finance replaces ways of thinking and old ways another credibly articulate sense of danger about the sustainability of the financial situation in Iraq. On the other hand recede gradually local sources to finance the deficit, a deposit excess credit and bank which almost exhausted. The government borrowing from the public is still in its infancy and its tools are limited and its market absent and unreliable significant size.
The budget deficit is much easier than the problem of the balance of external payments, the second the result of the lower oil price, as the foreign currency of Iraq's exports are not enough to cover imports of the government and obligations Foreign adding the need for the private sector. The latter asked to import foreign goods and services currency, and transfers to Iraqis abroad, and investments in the markets of other countries.
The demand for large foreign currency in Iraq for several reasons, the most important of the limited national production capacity, and the low exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar, and the security situation, and the psychological effects of war and siege, the political and media. The continuing current levels of demand for foreign currency to the depletion of central bank reserves.
Also, the promotion of industrial and agricultural production, to replace imports and increase the export of non-crude oil, needs years and requires the adoption of other policies that are based on approaches that are not familiar to people's awareness, and therefore may not have the compressor support to influence the decision in a circle. And bureaucracy in the composition of the list has totally with the perpetuation of the current economic situation, and feared compromising their positions.
We have shown years siege fact the Iraqi economy, devoid of crude oil, where potential is limited productivity, collectively, and the industry that have arisen within the confines of the state does not have the self-economic elements for the continuation and growth. It was mostly an additional channel to dissipate the oil resources devoted relied upon, and when oil exports stopped disappeared from the scene of many large facilities despite the high price of foreign currency, which has created an opportunity to make up for imports and export diversification outside of crude oil.
Even if a lot of other productive activities that seemed successful financially and economically is really not so even low-lying energy prices and other forms implicit subsidies concealed shortcomings in efficiency and is not already justify what was spent on them. After 2003 neglected to decision-makers dilemma and their advisers economic and justified reluctance to take responsibility by drawing on perspectives such as superficial and ready to foreign investment and the private sector will guarantee the prosperity of Iraq as soon as the launch of the freedom to work.
And Iraq's economy suffered the plight of another, namely, government investment has failed: the high costs of projects, from school to the power plant, and the lows of the specifications and designs and techniques, and the deflection force for controls and terms of the contract, the length of the construction period, low rates of annual completion of unfinished projects. Widen the infrastructure gap in all sectors of electricity, drinking water and sanitation to school buildings, passing through ports, railways, and stalled development or irrigation networks and Alambazl programs stopped.
Even if crude oil and gas development operations were not desired as quickly as technically and economically desired integration. The government investment after the failure of the year 3002 is the biggest disadvantages of development management and economy policy in Iraq.
The government failed political actors to act hard to fix this vital process, which is the backbone of development and improve the lives of people. And the tributaries of the defect known: in the departments responsible for the project management system, and the construction sector, and the absence of specialized in engineering audit costs and executive performance units. The second failure in breadth government apparatus the size and performance of the low and Asrafh in the waste of resources, and his personal whims, and inaction in the face of theft and extortion, collusion with the content of the values of the state personal right of its members in the hierarchy of feudal.
The problem of unemployment, the phenomenon and convincing, they are the second face to the small production capacity, with technical backwardness and regulatory, or in other words the cause of unemployment lies in the development stopped. Manifested in Iraq unable to recruit human resources productivity suitable to generate enough income for the family, according to the prevailing standards of civilization, and the conditions and working relations satisfy a sense of human dignity, and are common in the same trust with the community and hope for the future of the best.
Walkingstick » October 6th, 2015, 5:03 pm • [Post 270]
Misinformation and intimidation in economic discourse
Mohammed Sharif Abu Mayssam
repeated cases of inaccuracies in the presentation of financial and economic data in the speech of some political figures on the economic or financial in the Iraqi parliament affairs ..
It seems that political motives are behind the lack of precision in order to intimidate or disinformation to influence the convictions of the political audience and show things is reality and which quickly Taatlaagafha some quarters and re-produced on social networking sites In Modern contrary to the realities of the intervention of public opinion in more confusion and misinformation.
And because this kind of economic misinformation may withdraw public opinion outside the facts circle, and can result in what may have dire consequences in a country see more noise due to the escalation of yelling from the parties know how to hype industry in order to create more confusion, the media national that not only offer statements without taking the views of institutional bodies such declared numbers so that the audience closer to the facts, at the same time in which it should be to intensify Showing statements relating to disclose cases of financial corruption to expose the corrupt authorities in terms of the fight against corruption in all its forms and upload the owner of the permit responsibility of the accuracy of these figures.
and thus put an end to this ongoing noise in digital statements is produced which does not come their owners by or alternatives in light of dust storm they raise about any economic subject of fighting in it.
The sad thing really in this context, to hear the charge in the state mocks as ordinary people motivated Nile opponents, Ozicel «Where did the previous budgets, which amounted to $ 850 billion in funds?», referring to the corruption that is eating away at Iraqi corporate entity ..
and this question in terms of configuration involves ignorance or deliberate intended to mislead public opinion through the blind in the context of what is said about corruption, because the economic changes in the country to renege on despite the chaos in the joints of institutional performance and across businesses.
The Although financial mismanagement in the overall scene and in the entities of government institutions and the continuing decline in production rates of the individual, whether in the public or private sector.
Thus, the stripping things of features is no justification only goal of the Nile from opponents and reduce their importance at the expense of the truth ..
Is deny that 70 percent of the revenues of these budgets », or about $ 595 billion» was dedicated to operational budgets, and this type of assignments took him to salaries and wages about 68 percent, or approximately $ 4.5 billion, and this amount was reflected clearly on the entry level of the middle class and contributed to at the very least in the housing sector growth outside the State Department, which in turn stimulate a number not a bit of character and business, shreds view horizontal expansion tremendous in residential entities to the provinces and striking what to ask for more services that added burden on the budgets of local governments, and also reflected in the rates of goods and service recreational Iraqi family , as increased numbers of vehicles at rates unheard Iraqi street before, and changed the electrical and durable goods in the home several times.
and entered the electronic technologies of modern every home and become mobile phones accessible to all age groups, and increased tourist trips rates of various orientations (religious and recreational), while the remainder of the These amounts Vetozaat between consumer ministries allocations such as the ministries of defense, interior, electricity, and on the ration card which took the rate is estimated at 2.5 billion dollars a year expenses, and allocations of the social welfare network, the ruling and expenses included expenses (purchase of Pharmacology property disputes-import electricity-support the purchase of crops wheat and barley-body Hajj and Umrah) ..
The allocated to the budgets of the investment on which form about 30 percent of the total budget is estimated at about 255 billion dollars and these amounts and that did not go entirely for investment projects due to lower exchange rates caused the re-counted more than once because of recycling in subsequent budgets, as distributed among the ministries and provinces and departments not associated with the Ministry, and varied results, according to those entities and the nature of management and rates of financial and administrative corruption, but it has contributed to a lot of changes in the profile of cities and activities sector, we would deny the infrastructure that varied completion rates
among the provinces including (water and sanitation networks, roads, Mjsrat, building hospitals, building schools, the development of universities, build airports, the development of ports, etc.) and whether deny the return of activity to the huge numbers of public sector labs Is deny the high growth rates in the oil sector in the past years at a time do not deny that the corruption wasting a lot of money and energies.
The attempt to destroy the truth will not work in the fight against corruption, and will not serve the country and the people, it may increase the blurry scene by the blind
and misinformation, has caused frustration for the sincere and honest people who work honestly their positions in many of the provinces, at the same time it will not put a solution to the epidemic of corruption, which requires uncover the truth and to disclose the merits and the separation of the wheat from the chaff, country is in a state of financial mismanagement and suffer from all the bureaucratic forms of corruption.
We must diagnose the illness and suggest treatments objectively, not to raise more noise dust Vngmt loyal efforts and increase blind corrupt.
Walkingstick » October 6th, 2015, 5:06 pm • [Post 271]
07/10/2015 (00:01 pm) -
Abadi renewed his criticism of the Maliki government after the closed-door meeting with a representative reference
Karbala / long-Presse
Download Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, yesterday, once again on the government of his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki blaming it of responsibility for the waste of public money, and accused of mismanagement and attention to the suffering of the citizens. For the second time in one week Abadi waging a harsh criticism against his predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki.
The contract Abadi, on Tuesday, closed-door meeting with a representative of the religious authority in Karbala Ahmed net. A reporter (range Press), said that the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was held in one of the hospital rooms guarantor closed-door meeting with a representative of the religious authority in Karbala, Ahmad Safi. This came during his participation the opening of the Abbasid threshold sponsor's Hospital, in the governorate.
Ebadi said, in a speech during the opening of a hospital funded by the threshold Husseiniya in Karbala, and attended (range Press), "The opening of the sponsor's Hospital is accomplishing important at least as important as what you do our security forces on the battlefield in the war against al-Dash, "and expressed his hope that" the contributing sponsor's Hospital to receive and treat the wounded from the sons of our security forces and popular crowd.
"In a related development, he drew Abadi, that" the previous government contributed to the general waste operations Iraqi funds and across all the previous budgets, "noting that" the reasons for sources of waste come from poor management, organization and lack of interest by the previous government.
"He said the prime minister that" there is a real problem in the Iraqi State Administration causing Petrhl year in the previous budgets, because of the policies adopted by the previous government and that caused wasting and loss of public money.
"He noted the prime minister that" man has always depends on the nature of his life on a certain pattern and style, which makes any process of change is surrounded by rejection and non-acceptance, "pointing out that" there are ways and methods may be better than the previous ones adopted by the citizen as a basis in his dealings and the conduct of his or her retirement.
"said Abadi, that" the resistance and rejection faced by the reform processes come mostly by spoilers who know very well that if the application and implementation of reform packages will be affected as a result of these variables, "pointing out that" There are other people deduced from reform because of the wrong perception that the change taken by the Iraqi government will cause damage to their legitimate interests, which is not true. "Link