2012 draft budget hikes spendingBAGHDAD — The Iraqi Cabinet has begun discussing a draft 2012 budget that calls for more than a one-third increase in federal spending.The draft budget, which was presented in a special Cabinet meeting, includes allocations of 131 trillion dinars ($109 dollars). The 2011 budget, by comparison, totaled about $82 billion.Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh gave a preview of how the money is allocated.The single largest item assigns 20 trillion din...
Beyond the Headlines: Sept. 12-18
- 2012 draft budget hikes spending
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