Thu Sep 14th, 2023 at 10:43:02 AM EST
Cut the bull ... Joe wanted this war personally for nearly a decade ... "no American lives lost in the Ukraine." Not fighting for my freedom as the EU has been shackled by the United States through NATO military organisation. Been building on antagonizing the Russia Federation since Bill Clinton and the Bush/Cheney years. Unipolar world power feeding the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) and supported by oligarch ownership of the media. Operation Mockingbird intensified after the 9/11 attacks on America. On the road to end Human Civilization, not a clash but a collapse.
Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry on Fraud Policy and Services starts public hearings for a thorough investigation
The childcare allowance affair has left deep marks in the lives of the victims. Confidence in the government and the rule of law has also been damaged more broadly in society. It is therefore very important that the committee of inquiry investigates in depth how this could have happened and draws lessons for the future. In this way, the committee hopes to contribute to restoring confidence in the government.
Source: National Statistics CBS
Retirees suffered significantly in 2022: inflation takes a major bite out of purchasing power | CBS via De Telegraaf |
AMSTERDAM - In 2022, the purchasing power of the average Dutch person will decrease by 1.2 percent. The energy crisis has hit most Dutch people seriously in their wallets. Purchasing power has not declined so rapidly in forty years. Retirees saw their purchasing power eroded by more than 3 percent.
This is evident from figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). During the euro crisis, the Dutch experienced a loss of purchasing power of 1.1 percent for two years in a row. The energy crisis hit us just that little bit harder in the space of a year.
"In the past, the average purchasing power development only fell by more than one percent during the severe recession in the 1980s and the economic crisis of 2009-2013," according to Statistics Netherlands. The last time CBS recorded a greater financial decline than the previous year was in 1983. Then purchasing power fell by 2.3 percent in one year. [don't tell me the Boomers were extremely lucky living through an expanding economy becoming wealthy -- FALSE and revisionism of facts and history]
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Statistics Netherlands uses purchasing power to measure how much people can buy with their income. This purchasing power is determined by an increase in income, by increases in prices and changes in taxes. If workers are promoted or if an unemployed person comes to work, CBS also counts this as an improvement in purchasing power.
Due to the war in Ukraine, 2022 became a particularly bad year for the Dutch wallet. In the autumn, energy prices had risen to historic highs. Many people were confronted with unprecedented energy bills. After that, the prices of daily groceries also rose rapidly. In September 2022, CBS reported an average price increase of 14.5 percent compared to a year earlier.
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Higher wages can easily be paid from substantial company profits
The hardest hit was for retirees: on average, they could buy over 3 percent less with their money. Self-employed people suffered a decline of 1.1 percent and workers suffered a decline of 0.4 percent.
People on social assistance actually achieved an increase of 4.4 percent.
Rutte policy and housing
Rutte policy and accusing citizens of benefits fraud
Rutte the biggest fraud representing an utterly corrupt Conservative "Liberals" VVD party of Dutch elitists, upper ten per cent and with a university education. Running Dutch society into the ground, yet still blaming misfortunes on the non-existent "Left" in Dutch politics. Ugly divisive rhetoric has culminated in a trust gap between citizens and politicians in The Hague.
Lost memory, outright lies, old Nokia has deleted all communication as PM during 13 years ...
Lack of Openness of Government under PM Rutte
Advisory board reprimands Rutte's ministry
The Ministry of General Affairs (AZ) has failed to handle a WOO request (Open Government Act) [similar to FOIA Act] from Nieuwsuur and should have "adopted a more solution-oriented and active attitude".
The Advisory Board on Public Access and Information Management (ACOI) writes this in an advice to the outgoing Prime Minister. The ACOI, which advises the cabinet and parliament on public access to government information, calls it "a serious conclusion".
Exuberance Tory Conservative Party VVD and Endemic Corruption
Foundation URGENDA took on PM Mark Rutte through the courts including Dutch Highest Court and WON. All those years Rutte & Co. sat on their hands and let green energy transition be taken over by the fossil fuel corporations raking in hundreds of millions of government subsidies. Criminal intent and neglect of governance responsibility spelled out in the Dutch Constitution.
Translation of the Dutch letter sent to Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on November 12, 2012 [six pages]
Urgenda (Stichting Urgenda) was founded in 2007 with the objective of promoting the transition towards a sustainable and enduring society. To this end, in 2007 Urgenda drew up a long-term vision for 2050. Under this vision, by 2050 the Netherlands should have carbon-neutral energy supplies that are robust, reliable, continuous and affordable, and also be climate and water-proof in order to face the consequences of climate change. The urgency of a strategic climate and energy agenda was high even in 2007, which was the reason for the ambitious interim targets in Urgenda's action plan for 2020. These include 40% sustainable energy by 2020 and a 30% reduction in energy use relative to 2007.
The targets set by Urgenda for a carbon-neutral energy supply were to a great extent inspired by, and run parallel to, the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These findings (the most recent being the reports from 2007) should be regarded as the most up-to-date scientific information available concerning the possible risk that humans are causing a climatic change that is threatening mankind. The observations of the IPCC have been accepted worldwide, and have not been disputed either in principle or on the basis of generally accepted scientific arguments by either the scientific community or the public sector.
The Arctic Melt: Will EU States to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies?
Dutch PM Mark Rutte and his Liberal Freedom Party's laissez-faire attitude towards the Paris Climate Agreements in recent years ... on 24 June 2015 the Urgenda Foundation, together with 900 citizens, won the Climate Case against the Dutch Government, forcing it to take more measures against climate change.
On 9 October 2018 the judge in High Court again ruled in favour of Urgenda and the climate. The State appealed again. The case will be heard before the Supreme Court on 24 May 2019. The rulings were upheld, PM Mark Rutte has been caught in a crisis by surprise !!??
Mark Rutte's compatriot and political hero, next to Trump of course ...
Floods in Libya in the new NATO era of intervention and chaos ...
Mayor of the eastern Libya port city of Derna estimates between 18,000 and 20,000 people have died in flooding | BBC News |
Recently Rutte, Meloni accompanied EU President VDL to buy out the corrupt President of Tunisia to halt the stream of migrants seeking entry into Europe.
Nearly 6,800 irregular migrants arrive on Italy's Lampedusa island in last 36 hours | Anadolu Agency |
Remember during the reign of dictator Gaddafi, terror in the Sub-Sahara was limited and there were very limited migrants crossing the Mediterranean due to a deal signed with "democrat" Berlusconi. The Obama/Biden administration turned around the conditions in Libya and Northern Africa.
My analysis covered in a diary ...
Deglobalization: US Attack On Europe's Heart | Dec. 23, 2023 |
Biden did not confide in Boris the nuclear submarine contract swiped from France in August 2021 was a part of deglobalization policy and a NATO military buildup
US Global Power Grab: Economic Deglobalization
RobertReich: Wages aren't pushing up prices. Corporate profits are pushing up prices. Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, US Congress and Joe Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging.
Enforced MAGA by boosting subsidies to bring manufacturing back the United States ... make all competitors pay by putting a price tag on trade opportunities with America. Giving Macron and France a blow in the gut by stealing the nuclear submarine deal with Australia. Wreck German heavy industry, entice European car makers to invest in the U.S., let a war happen in Ukraine, continue aggravation of the Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jinping.
Pivotal year 2021 with Joe Biden setting a policy of aggression towards all of Europe.
Biden effected the long-term wish of a bi-partisan Congress to "blow-up" or stop Russian gas delivery to Europe.