5-17-2012 Newshound Guru Adam Montana "PM Maliki given 2 weeks to implement Erbil agreement"...That two weeks is almost up...now we're going to see how serious Barzani, Allawi, al-Nujafi, and Talabani are. HCL is VERY important to an RV! And last but not least, the Tariff discussion... if the Iraqi peoples are going to remain in poverty ($3000 average income per year, why would Iraq worry about tariffs? A tariff is a tax (government revenue) on an import or export. In all likelihood, this "tariff" issue is designed to tax imports, which not many Iraqis can currently afford. If the value of the currency raises, they will be buying goods, and they will be paying the tariffs. ["continued in post 3...stay tuned"]
The first thing we need to understand is that the RV does absolutely nothing for the typical Iraqi. They will make the same amount of money before and after an RV. For example, lets say Habeeb makes 50 US dollars per day shoveling horse manure (much like Adam Montana). After the RV, how much will Habeeb's boss pay him for his day's wages? I betcha he pays him $50. Get the picture? The RV does nothing for the Iraqi people. So how in the world is an RV going to help the Iraqi people afford to pay tariffs? News flash - IT'S NOT! The only Iraqis that will benefit from an RV will be those who have dinar in savings, and that's if they don't get killed by their tribe on the way to cash it in.