Millions of dollars per month in the possession of the "whales" policy retirees

The monthly pension received by former president, Ghazi Ajil al-Yawar, of 100 million dinars, and receive a former President of the Republic, Jalal Talabani, the amount of 85 million dinars per month....BAGHDAD / Obelisk: The chairman of the Integrity Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives Talal Zobaie, charging for Iraqi officials, including two former Presidents of the State, subject to pensions. The capital, Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces, in (31 August 2013), massive demonstrations of thousands of people participated, demanding the abolition of pensions for the three presidencies and special grades. Zobaie said in remarks followed up "obelisk", "The monthly pension received by President of the Republic, former, Ghazi Ajil al-Yawar, of 100 million dinars (US dollar = 1210 dinars Iraqi), and receive a former President of the Republic, Jalal Talabani, the amount of 85 million dinars a month."
He pointed Zubai, that the President of the National Assembly (parliament) Previously, Hassani, earns a pension of 70 million dinars per month, paid as vice-presidents of the Republic and former parliament pensions close of these amounts. "

And earns about 400 and 600 people, members of the security protection for the large salaries of these officials, what constitutes an additional burden on the state, which suffered a severe economic crisis budget.

Cites writer and media Mustafa al-Husseini, in an interview for "obelisk", one example of the magnitude of the salaries of officials retired, says that "the former President of the Republic of Iraq, Ghazi al-Yawar sued ten years ago and up to now more than the 64 million Iraqi dinars a month, to become what earns a staggering in During the past years. "
he earns as former House Speaker, Iyad al-Samarrai, the same amount, and the vice-presidents of the Republic and the House of Representatives receive pensions approach to these amounts.

The pension of the deputy in Iraq about six thousand dollars per month, while a retired minister earns about eight thousand dollars.

And the current Iraqi face sharp budget deficit of about $ 21 billion, given the decline in oil revenues, which the government relies upon to cover 95% of its budget.

He said an earlier report of the International Monetary Fund that large financial gaps still exist in Iraq, so the government pave the ground for medium-term structural reforms, a comprehensive economic policy can support better management.

The Council of Ministers, approved on 21 July to reduce the financial allocations for senior positions and the three presidencies (the state, ministers and parliament), decided that the amount received by President of the Republic and the parliament by salary and allowances of the Prime Minister.

In a related context, said MP from the Union of Iraqi forces, Ahmed al-Jubouri, in previous statements that the alliance proposed a reduction of expenses in the diplomatic corps and officials, including the House of Representatives by 50%, and the deduction of 5% of the total salary for all Iraqis, including retired Kedjar compulsory re them after the country overcome the financial crisis, pointing to the importance of the proposal in light of the low world oil prices, and the need for the State to cover the war on organizing "Daash" expenses, and support for the state treasury.

The head of parliament Saleem al-Jubouri, had confirmed in December last, that the parliament will not be allowed to prejudge the salaries of staff and reduction, calling on everyone to participate in budget support due to the financial crisis experienced by the country due to lower world oil prices.

No precise statistics are available for the amount of money consumed annually hundreds of retired former members of parliament, former ministers and officials of the districts and the ways and managers two years, but estimates up to about one hundred billion Iraqi dinars per year, equivalent to about 80 million US dollars, according to US newspaper Almonetor 25 June 2015.