Budget Thoughts.. 2025 -- 7 years out
It has been dubbed the biggest union movement in a decade. The right to associate, the right to secure work benefits super and holiday pay the right to know your future.
Much of this rapid return to "the old normal" rests on the government's forecast that the past four or five years of exceptionally weak growth in wages will end next month. Wage rises will be a lot higher in 2018-19, higher again the following year and still higher, at 3.5 per cent a year, in the following two years and for the remaining years out to 2028-29.
I think this is the basic explanation for the budget's forecasts and projections, prepared by that well-known Italian economist, Rosie Scenario.
SOLID BUDGET, BUT LABOR WILL LOVE IT
“What the US wants from Iran is to abandon its independence. That’s bottom line… They don’t want any independent strong nation in the world, especially, in the Middle East. And – regardless of what we think of its political system – Iran has chosen the path of independence from the US. They don’t want to be a lackey of the US policy in the region. And the US is telling them: ‘We’ll punish you for this,” the expert explained.
" on Monday, Rouhani said Iran could stick with it if the European Union, whose economies do far more business with Iran than the U.S., offers guarantees that Iran would keep benefiting."
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Trump is simply continuing his promise to isolate the US from the rest of the world and the rest of the world is giving him the bird.
Nobel Peace Prize My Ass (ODT)
And that’s only a partial list. What follows is a look at how seven different people and governments are affected by Trump’s announcement — a concrete way of looking at how this massive decision changes the world, for the better and (mostly) for the worse.
While the Trump Administration professes possible progress toward “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” and worries about purported Iranian violation of its anti-nuclear deal, virtually no one in government or the media is paying attention to the multiple megaton elephant in the room. That is the Israeli nuclear weapons program, estimated as the 6th largest in the world, after the US, Russia, China, England, and France. As with the US, the development of an aggressive, expanding nuclear program is an expression of and contributes to a repressive and ever more militarized society.