State law rush adoption of the budget to overcome the final accounts Baghdad / menopausal Hossam Sam
On: Wednesday 02/08/2012 11:28
uncover the source of parliamentary beginning, the desire of State of Law Coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to expedite the passage of budget bill currently before parliament, saying there was no pressure government urges the coalition to the need for approval as drafted or make some minor changes, but that the parliamentary economic committee confirmed that it stands deduced from this approach, warning that the vote on the project as submitted by the government, revealing at the same time the most prominent disadvantages.
It was supposed to present the budget yesterday for discussion in Parliament, but a lack of quorum, to prevent it.
, says parliamentary source within the National Alliance, "The State of Law Coalition works on the adoption of the budget in its current form or make simple changes to some elements, and as soon as possible for the purposes of political. "
The source, preferring anonymity in a telephone conversation with (range) yesterday, "this approach to the rule of law is derived from government pressure and perhaps the purpose of the lack of access to the final accounts for the budgets of the past years and about which there is extensive controversy."
This quest was confirmed by the Economic Commission in the House of Representatives, but they denied the existence of bad faith behind it.
The committee member Abdul-Hussein Abtan told (range) yesterday that "Maliki's coalition pushing for adoption of the budget as soon as possible by finding the sessions continued her but that does not mean deliberately mess , "adding," but with the deliberate, in order to take all the notes sound into account. "
reveals Abtan for the main disadvantages of the budget, explaining that "her current project is not directed, and there are several remarks indicate it, it did not address any of the problems that were in the previous round, and including poverty, unemployment and inflation. "
He continued, "that the budget has ignored important sectors such as electricity, agriculture, industry and services and the environment," and added, "The rated as the current is very dangerous, we put today's estimates and fake without reference to the final accounts, the price of oil, which has $ 86 estimated on the basis of speculation and therefore any drop to lower than that would put the country before the problem of significant economic, especially since the budget involve a deficit of up to 14 percent. "
and criticized a member of the Economic Commission there is no five-year plan in the budget, as is the case in most countries of the world, "What is our budget fast for one year only, a disadvantage is added to it."
and the time needed by the House of Representatives to approve the budget said Abtan "if applied to our observations, which include increasing the salaries of retirees, the vote it will be during this month."
The government has approved the In early December last budget in 2012 with a total value of more than 100 billion dollars, the largest budget in the history of Iraq, according to government agencies.